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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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Glendale supporters had more to cheer about on the field, as seniors Phi Le (157 yards rushing, two touchdowns) and Rick Martin (102 yards rushing, one touchdown) led a Dynamiters (5-5, 3-2) comeback after Hoover (1-9, 0-5) took an 8-7 lead into the final minutes of the first half.
The Tornadoes never really recovered, losing two more fumbles before halftime - both followed by Glendale touchdowns on a night the Dynamiters totaled 274 yards rushing, getting 90 yards and a 37-yard third-quarter touchdown run from Vladimir Paniouchkine.
Le touched only the opening kickoff, but his kick-return teammate, Sargis Khodabakhshyan, produced runbacks of 59 and 79 yards - the latter for a touchdown that kept the Dynamiters within 14-7 at halftime.
Glendale 17, Burroughs 1: The Dynamiters had no problems with the Indians of Burbank in the nonleague victory at home.
Van Patten's Dynamiters teammate Argishti Beglaryan used an impressive final kick to help capture two league titles.
Glendale 10, Muir 0: Heather Hamasaki pitched a no-hitter, striking out 10 and walking one, and added a home run, triple and three RBI for the host Dynamiters (9-5, 1-0) in a Pacific League opener.
Birmingham 7, Glendale 3: Right-hander Raul Campos allowed three singles and a walk and struck out nine in six-plus innings to carry the Patriots of Van Nuys (4-0) past the visiting Dynamiters (1-3).
Glendale 8, Reseda 6: Brett Searson went 3 for 3, Jose Pompa had two doubles and three RBI and Kevin Hickcox tripled to help the winning Dynamiters (1-2) outlast a 10-hit attack by the visiting Regents (2-1).
La Canada 70, Glendale 60: Robbie Neyland scored 23 points and Bill Hoffman added 13 points and a game-high 10 assists to lead the host Spartans (12-3) past the Dynamiters (8-8), who got 23 points from Riley Van Patten and 19 points from Hugo Guerrero.