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THEY CHEW CORDITE.

31 December 1914, Northern Territory Times and Gazette (Darwin, NT : 1873 - 1927), page 20

…The chewing of cordite, as a form of chewing gum was far from unknown in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The sweet taste made it attractive, and it gave the user feelings similar to those produced by alcohol. (Due to its explosive qualities, however, several fatalities were reported, from chewing too strenuously.(Ref: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/3281990 among other sources.))…