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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FULMINATE

We do not fulminate against a treatise on Quaternions because it lacks humor.

The air was shocked by fulminate blasts—the signals of the careless Scheff.

I have stated that my maximum product of fulminate from 100 grs.

The excellence of the fulminate may be ascertained, by the following characters.

Had that weight fallen upon the fulminate, it must have dealt death to all of us.

It came about that one day I was in need of fulminate of mercury.

One day his master gave him about half a pound of this fulminate compound.

But if the fulminate is placed in the head of a rocket, this objection may be obviated.

Fulminate of mercury should only be dried in small parcels at a time, and these should be placed at a distance from each other.

Some chemists, without sufficient reason, have endeavoured to confine the application of the term to the explosion of a fulminate.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "publish a 'thundering' denunciation," from Latin fulminatus, past participle of fulminare "hurl lightning, lighten," from fulmen (genitive fulminis) "lightning flash," related to fulgere "to shine, flash," from PIE *bhleg- "to shine, flash," from root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.)). Metaphoric sense (the original sense in English) is via its use in reference to a formal ecclesiastical censure. Related: Fulminated; fulminating.

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