Lydd

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Lydd gave its name to the explosive Lyddite or Picric acid. It tasted bitter. That's what the name Picric acid means (in Greek). In 1888, it was tried here for the first time in the UK. Lyddite was the same stuff that was patented by the French Eugène Turpin in 1884, known there as melinite.

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Lydd
Shepway
United Kingdom

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