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dynamite charge

An encouragement to a divided jury to come to a verdict. It is also known as the "Allen charge" because such a tactic was employed for the deadlocked jury in the 1896 case Allen v. United States. Come on, let's give the jury a dynamite charge, in the hopes of getting all the jurors to reach a consensus.
See also: charge, dynamite

dynamite

1. n. anything potentially powerful: a drug, news, a person. The story about the scandal was dynamite and kept selling papers for a month.
2. mod. excellent; powerful. I want some more of your dynamite enchiladas, please.
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The dynamite sticks were apparently purchased by the man in Bolivia.
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Ms Dynamite won three Mobo (Music of Black Origin) Awards in 2002.
Ms Dynamite, an anti-violence campaigner, also admitted "using threatening words or behaviour".
The dynamite was found after police responded to a call about a suspicious package in Valley Village, which led to Wurth.
Miss Dynamite actually went faster than Ericas Equity last week and if the latter makes even the smallest of mistakes, Miss Dynamite will be ready to pounce.
STYLISH: Halle at premiere in Tokyo; PRESSURE: Ms Dynamite and Dwayne, above
The so-called "electronic nose" used by the police detected traces of dynamite on the box and the police said that it must have been in contact with dynamite at some earlier time.
Wagner, who has found that Dynamite products such as pelleted grain ration, Dynapro probiotic, Miracle Clay, and Trace Mineral Concentrate make exceptional improvements in mule nutrition, last year sold approximately $50,000 of Dynamite products, an increase of 18 percent over the previous year.
VAN NUYS - Early Wednesday, city firefighters deliberately burned an industrial building where dozens of sticks of old, unstable dynamite were found, authorities said.
RAPPER Ms Dynamite has been arrested over claims that she slapped a woman in a Chinese restaurant.
MERIDIAN, Idaho -- A new odor eliminator, believed to be the first room deodorizer to use a catalyst to burst apart odor molecules instead of covering up household smells, was introduced today by Dynamite Marketing.