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Weeks later, Poulsen later received a vague threat suggesting the next package would contain more gunpowder.
Chinese alchemists are said to have invented gunpowder while testing a prescription for eternal life; Archimedes discovered principles of volume while sloshing about in his bath.
Even to this day, the bite of the autumn air, the change in season and a slight whiff of gunpowder bring back fond memories of those days and that rite of passage.
Accidental gun shot, Royalton Road: On Feb. 9, a customer at the Broadview Heights Post Office called police about the smell of gunpowder.
The cross-fertilization of languages, cultures and ideas within the dynasty led to major advances in art and technology, like the invention of everything from gunpowder to woodblock printing.
After all these years, is the Polish Powder Keg finally out of gunpowder?
The result is a cooler, cleaner rifle that recycles hot gunpowder gases into the carbine’s action to cycle the bolt.
Electromagnetic railguns are an entirely new type of weapon system that use electricity and magnetism instead of the energy of a gunpowder explosion.
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GUNPOWDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gunpowder for English Language Learners
: a dry explosive substance that is used in guns and to break open sections of rock or earth for mining, building roads, etc.
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