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Bacchus, our restaurant, seats us in a vaulted room that was once a gunpowder magazine.
After her release from the hospital, Graves appeared in court - her head shaved, swollen and burned by gunpowder.
The racial gunpowder that the Republicans have been storing up since Harry Dent wrote a memo to Richard Nixon has finally found a bright orange fuse.
With the rise of gunpowder weapons and military aircraft, the defensive advantages provided by the thick walls of a castle waned, and with them so did the popularity siege warfare.
There’s dirt on Sam’s face, sure, and gunpowder rubbed on to look (Sam thinks) like Injun warpaint, but beneath it all, Sam’s face is unblemished.
No blood or gunpowder was found on his security guard uniform, and male DNA under the victim’s fingernails didn’t match his.
Participants have one goal: to revitalize older fighting techniques that fell out of practice with the rise of gunpowder.
To get that 3,200 feet per second figure out of the .300 Weatherby with the same bullet requires an 80-85 grain dose of slow-burning gunpowder.
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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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