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gunpowder

guhnpow der

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

  • Led by Catesby, they hatched a plan to explode gunpowder under Parliament during a state opening, when King James I, his queen, and other family members and government leaders were .
  • Stop and smell the virtual gunpowder .
  • Self-taught in swordsmanship, hand-to-hand combat and making bombs from clay pots, gunpowder and tar, Smith fought as a young mercenary in wars across France, the Netherlands and .
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 8, 2013 - The Log Cabin Democrat
  • 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.
    June 7, 2013 - The Indianapolis Star
  • '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.
    June 6, 2013 - NPR
Quotes

  • Miranda Lambert in The Tennessean (blog)
    The singer of such tough songs as "Gunpowder & Lead," Lambert said backstage, "I never cry and I cried tonight. You cracked me, people."
  • Adam Savage in San Jose Mercury News
    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."
  • Rick Perry in MSNBC
    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...

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