picric acid

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a yellow toxic highly explosive strong acid

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Whenever the "wild" Palestinians have ventured out of their refugee pens to re-enter or reclaim their lands, the "hunting party" has deterred them by throwing "a melinite bomb in their midst.
Aube's work with torpedoes and torpedo boats is his best-known innovation, but he also initiated a number of other projects, such as experiments with oil fuel and the initial Navy trials of the high-explosive melinite shell, which had been adopted in the French Army for bombardments and which Aube proposed to use against battleships and Italian cities.
MELINITE A Sugar filigree B Explosive made from picric acid C Green marble who am I?