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Guano was used for fertilizer, and for saltpeter for making gunpowder.
The play is one long fuse quickly sputtering its way to a keg of gunpowder.
Fireworks for Fourth of July, that gunpowder kind of smell.
The sound of the gunshot, every muscle in my body tensed, the smell of gunpowder.
In all the cases, the letter bombs contained gunpowder.
Two homemade explosive devices were constructed of metal cylindrical cigar tubes with gunpowder and wicks.
Now, this registered National Historic Place is for sale for the first time since 1864 when Henry, Lammot and Éleuthère du Pont, partners in nearby gunpowder mills, bought the property.
After her release from the hospital, Graves appeared in court - her head shaved, swollen and burned by gunpowder.
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