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pow der

  • n  a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized
  • n  a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks
  • n  any of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed in the form of a pulverized powder
  • v  make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
  • v  apply powder to
    She powdered her nose
    The King wears a powdered wig

  • Job of the Army's Ordnance Department is to supply the Army with guns and tanks, powder and explosives.
  • Food safety officials come under intense scrutiny as the number of infants sickened by a batch of tainted milk powder has expanded.
  • Dusted liberally over baby's bottom to prevent diaper rash, talcum powder is considered by most parents to be safe.
News & Articles

  • Powder Valley’s Baxter earns top coaching award
    Lasa Baxter has built Powder Valley volleyball into a 1A powerhouse. And for her efforts, Baxter was recognized as the 1A coach of the year by the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association recently.
    June 12, 2013 - La Grande Observer
  • Suspicious powder found at PBIA deemed not hazardous
    UPDATE: Haz Mat crews have cleared the scene at PBIA saying the suspicious white powder has been identified as a food product. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue officials are still being tight lipped about what the substance is exactly. Story by Harrison Barrus/CBS 12 News WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. ...
    June 11, 2013 - WPEC CBS12 West Palm Beach
  • Package with powder sent to FDNY headquarters in Brooklyn
    A letter containing white powder arrived at the FDNY Headquarters in downtown Brooklyn Monday morning.
    June 10, 2013 - WABC-TV New York
Quotes

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg in KTAR.com
    In making that determination, the judge may consider the disparity between the guidelines' treatment of crack and powder cocaine offenses,Ginsburg said.
  • Zahi Hawass in 940 News
    The humidity and heat caused by ...... people entering the tomb and their breathing will change the mummy to a powder. The only good thing (left) in this mummy is the face. We need to preserve the face,said Hawass, who wore his signature...

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