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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.
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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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In addition, Dynamite developed the organic formula, Mater Magic, which is designed to produce larger and juicier tomatoes as well as an all-purpose organic plant food which can be used on herbs, fruits, vegetables, houseplants, trees and shrubs.
The invention of dynamite marked a pivotal time and led to a step change in global industrialization.
Dynamite fishing or blast fishing is the practice of using explosives to stun or kill schools of fish for easy collection.
Celebrities competed against each other on the track but disaster struck when Dynamite hit the wall on the pit straight at about 100mph.
Rapala's goal is to significantly expand its sales to carp fishermen in the next few years by more than doubling Dynamite Baits's sales.
The company said it intends to integrate core technology from the Dynamite VSP and Dynamite SIM products into 3ds Max Design and other existing architecture, civil engineering and visual communication applications.
A EUR250,000 purchase from Keeneland in September 2004, Kentucky Dynamite is out of the Grade 1 winner Chelsey Flower.
For transplants and new plantings, shake some Dynamite into the hole and water.
The Sky One spokesman later said that Ms Dynamite had been taken to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, where she was kept in overnight for observation.
No future court appearances have been scheduled for a United States college student who was detained on 25 August for having dynamite in his aircraft luggage.
VAN NUYS -- A Los Angeles man was sentenced Wednesday to three years in state prison and two other men were ordered to stand trial in connection with the discovery of unstable dynamite in a Van Nuys industrial building.
RAP star Ms Dynamite escaped jail yesterday for slapping a policewoman - but was ordered to do 60 hours' community service.
POP star Ms Dynamite has confessed she was a school bully.
MUSIC stars including Ms Dynamite took to the stage for a memorial concert for murdered teenager Anthony Walker.