The Wasp Factory

by

Iain Banks

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A type of explosive. Used by the British Army instead of gunpowder.
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Cordite Term Timeline in The Wasp Factory

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Chapter 3: In the Bunker
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...his mixture of sugar and weed killer. He wishes he could use some of the cordite his father keeps locked in the cellar, but it is off limits. The explosive was... (full context)
Chapter 11: The Prodigal
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...into the night. Frank retrieves the torch, which managed not to light any of the cordite in the cellar on fire. However, a burning sheep has collided with the shed where... (full context)