How to use Cordite in a sentence

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  • But the shot advances during the combustion of the cordite, and the chief problem in interior ballistics is to adjust the G.D.

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  • Comparing this time with the experimental value of the time occupied by the cordite in burning, a start is made for a fresh estimate and a closer approximation.

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  • It is found experimentally that m = 1.2 is a good average value to take for cordite; so now supposing the combustion of the charge of the 6-in.

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  • Thus the cordite, size 30, of the range table has been squeezed through a hole 0.30 in.

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  • He was president of the Chemical Society in 1897, and of the British Association in 1902, served on the Balfour Commission on London Water Supply (1893-1894), and as a member of the Committee on Explosives (1888-1891) invented cordite jointly with Sir Frederick Abel.

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  • There are cordite and explosives works, established by Messrs Kynoch of Birmingham, England.

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  • This work to an important extent prepared the way for the "smokeless powders" which came into general use towards the end of the 19th century; cordite, the particular form adopted by the British government in 1891, was invented jointly by him and Professor James Dewar.

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  • Acetone is largely used in the manufacture of cordite.

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  • It is readily soluble in water, alcohol, ether, &c. In addition to its application in the cordite industry, it is used in the manufacture of chloroform and sulphonal, and as a solvent.

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  • Attention was drawn in the House of Commons to the insufficient supply of cordite provided by the war office, and the Housenotwithstanding the assurance of the war minister (Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman) that the supply was adequateplaced the government in a minority.

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  • Paper was also recycled, along with bones from joint, used to make cordite or bone meal to feed hens.

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  • There was no flash, but we noticed a strong smell of burnt cordite.

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  • The propellant cordite was an essential component of ammunition during the First World War, and the solvent acetone was used in its manufacture.

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  • Guncottons are usually tested by the Abel heat test for stability (see CORDITE).

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  • Even then, however, the liquid nature of the substance, though advantageous in one or two directions, constituted a serious obstacle to its safe transport and storage and to its efficient employment; it was therefore not until Nobel produced plastic solid preparations by mixing the liquid with porous substances, such as gunpowder, or carbon and sulphur, and finally kieselguhr in a fine state of division, capable of absorbing and retaining considerable quantities of it, that it could be employed as a blasting agent (see Explosives, Dyna Mite, Cordite).

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  • The cordite for the turret guns was supplied in cylindrical cases, each case containing two quarter charges.

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  • Dean instinctively sniffed the air for the smell of cordite but his nostrils picked up only the scent of alcohol.

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  • Assuming, however, that the agreement is close enough for practical requirement, the conbustion of the cordite may be considered complete at this stage P, and in the subsequent expansion it is assumed that the gas obeys an adiabatic law in which the pressure varies inversely as some mtn power of the volume.

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