gunpowder gunpowder  /ˈɡən ˌpaʊ dər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks

Usage(s):

  1. The devices, which Helder planted in mailboxes, injured six people, spraying BBs and nails in a burst of smokeless gunpowder.
  2. From their agreement sprang one of the most convoluted conspiracies since Guy Fawkes schemed in 1605 to blow up the English Parliament with 36 barrels of gunpowder.
  3. The warhead would contain only a mixture of weak gunpowder and fine particles of lead or steel.

News

  1. New Books at the Faulkner County LIbrary 6-9-2013

    FictionBarefoot Summer / Denise HunterBoleyn King / Laura AndersenCasino Infernale / Simon GreenChoke point / Ridley PearsonCinnamon & gunpowder / Eli BrownClassified / Fern MichaelsClose knit killer / Maggie SeftonCookbook conspiracy / Kate CarlisleDouble whammy / Gretchen ArcherEarth afire / Orson Scott CardEntwined with you / Sylvia DayFirebird / Susanna KearsleyGameboard of the gods ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Log Cabin Democrat

  2. Police: Explosive device that injured Hancock County boy was CO2 cartridge

    It was a CO2 cartridge laced with gunpowder that injured a 12-year-old boy earlier this week in Hancock County, police said.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Indianapolis Star

  3. 'Cinnamon And Gunpowder': Haute Cuisine On The High Seas

    Food porn and pirate adventure are two great tastes that taste great together in Eli Brown's Cinnamon and Gunpowder . When a pirate kidnaps a chef to serve her own gustatory pleasures, his creativity is taxed as he prepares feasts — like a Regency-era Iron Chef — using only shipboard supplies.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: NPR

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Quotes

  1. The singer of such tough songs as "Gunpowder & Lead," Lambert said backstage, "I never cry and I cried tonight. You cracked me, people."
    on Apr 18, 2010 By: Miranda Lambert Source: The Tennessean (blog)

  2. "We lit a line of gunpowder to a keg leading to an explosion," Savage says of the segment airing Wednesday. "It was one of the more minor explosions we've done on `Mythbusters,' but more deeply satisfying from a cartoon perspective."
    on Oct 30, 2007 By: Adam Savage Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "I see no evidence of innocence," Perry said in a statement, but that he granted the "additional time for retesting of gunpowder residue on the skirt the defendant wore at the time of the murders and of the gun used in the murders" using...
    on Dec 2, 2004 By: Rick Perry Source: MSNBC

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