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Definition of Gunpowder
GunpowderGunpowder Gun"pow`der, n. (Chem.)
A black, granular, explosive substance, consisting of an
intimate mechanical mixture of niter, charcoal, and sulphur.
It is used in gunnery and blasting.
Note: Gunpowder consists of from 70 to 80 per cent of niter,
with 10 to 15 per cent of each of the other
ingredients. Its explosive energy is due to the fact
that it contains the necessary amount of oxygen for its
own combustion, and liberates gases (chiefly nitrogen
and carbon dioxide), which occupy a thousand or fifteen
hundred times more space than the powder which
Gunpowder pile driver, a pile driver, the hammer of which
is thrown up by the explosion of gunpowder.
Gunpowder plot (Eng. Hist.), a plot to destroy the King,
Lords, and Commons, in revenge for the penal laws against
Catholics. As Guy Fawkes, the agent of the conspirators,
was about to fire the mine, which was placed under the
House of Lords, he was seized, Nov. 5, 1605. Hence, Nov. 5
is known in England as Guy Fawkes Day.
Gunpowder tea, a species of fine green tea, each leaf of
which is rolled into a small ball or pellet.
Meaning of Gunpowder from wikipedia
, also known
as black powder
it from modern smokeless
powder, is the earliest known chemical
explosive. It consists
of a mixture...
- The Gunpowder
Plot of 1605, in earlier centuries often called
the Gunpowder Treason
Plot or the Jesuit
Treason, was a failed
- Gunpowder Empires
is a term used by some historians
the rise of early modern empires
that were built
by the use of gunpowder...
- Gunpowder Milkshake
is an upcoming action thriller
Papushado, from a screenplay
and Ehud Lavski. It stars Karen
is the first explosive
to have been developed. Po****rly listed
as one of the "Four Great
Inventions" of China, it was discovered during
- Pinhead Gunpowder
is an American
punk rock band that formed
in East Bay, California, in 1990. The band currently consists
of Aaron Cometbus
tea (Chinese: 珠茶; pinyin: zhū chá; lit.: 'pearl tea'; pronounced
[ʈʂú ʈʂʰǎ]) is a form of Chinese
tea in which
each leaf has been rolled
- The Gunpowder Incident
Affair) was a conflict early
in the American Revolutionary
Lord Dunmore, the Royal Governor
of the Colony...
- Gunpowder Empire
is an alternate history novel
Turtledove. It is the first
part of the Crosstime Traffic
series. In the novel, Jeremy
rivers, Gunpowder Falls
as "Big Gunpowder
Falls") and Little Gunpowder
Falls. The Big Gunpowder
, 56.7 miles
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