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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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With this dominating win, PCB Dynamites claimed a purse of Rs 200,000 in prize money while PCB Challengers received Rs 100,000.
Omaima Sohail (32) and Javeria Khan (37) were the main scorers from the PCB Dynamites.
Natalia Pervaiz from PCB Dynamites was declared the player of the match.
Residents alerted the police of their discovery but authorities are appealing to farmers who reportedly took custody of some of the dynamite.
All the Dynamites bowlers came out blazing with Shehzad Manna, Wasim Bari, Jaymin Taylor, Joshil Sukani and Shadab Khan taking one wicket each.
A steady partnership from Adil Masoud and Aniket Desai helped the Dynamites reach their target in just 7.
In reply, PCB Dynamites chased the target for loss of only two wickets in 35 overs.
Aliya Riaz (32 not out) and Nida Dar 29 (not out) were the main contributors from the PCB Dynamites.
Anam Amin from Dynamites was declared Woman of the Match.
Justin Souter, Dynamo's head of Engagement, said: "We are anticipating fierce competition across all categories at Dynamites 14, which we hope will stimulate yet more pride internally within our sector and our region, as well as generate even more interest nationally.
Award categories include Dynamite Innovator of the Year, Dynamite Skills Leader, Dynamite Code Breaker, Dynamite Growth Explosion and the Dynamite Grand Prix Award.
The whales, apparently 22 of them, were killed by dynamite fishing," said Gianni Boy Grifoni, a Swiss-Italian marine biologist who is currently staying in General Luna town, the island's surfing and resort haven that is popular with tourists.
It is a common practice among dynamite fishermen to stun large marine species, such as dolphins and dwarf sperm whales, with a blast and finish them off with bolos.