melinite


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melinite

(ˈmɛlɪˌnaɪt)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a high explosive made from picric acid
[C19: via French from Greek mēlinos (colour) of a quince, from mēlon fruit, quince]
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He also describes her as "too brazen for her age." Like many of the Salpetriere hysterics, she seemed to combine an air of innocence with one of sexual knowingness--what Arthur Symons called (in his poem "La Melinite: Moulin Rouge," about the dancer Jane Avril, who as it happens also spent time in Salpetriere) a "depraved virginity."
En 1890, bajo el seudonimo de "Melinite" bailo en la "cuadrilla naturalista" del Moulin Rouge.
Here is how the Zionists should work, Herzl explained, if they "were obliged to clear a country of wild beastsC*" "We should not take spear and lance," he emphasizes, "and go out singly in pursuit of bears; we should organize a large and lively hunting party, drive the animals together, and throw a melinite bomb into their midst."