Black-powder



an explosive powder consisting of saltpeter, sulfur, and charcoal, used chiefly in old guns fired for sport, in fireworks, and for spotting charges in practice bombs; black gunpowder.
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From Capetown to Ladysmith G. W. Steevens
The Return H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
Time Crime H. Beam Piper

noun
another name for gunpowder

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