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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in some annumition, time fuses, and fireworks.

Usage examples (33)
  • "Humph!" said Mr. Howard, – "gunpowder is pretty quiet stuff so long as it keeps cool."
  • Smokeless gunpowder is hard to ignite, and it burns very hot and very quickly once you get it going.
  • In NYC, I highly recommend the gunpowder masala dosa at Chennai Garden (they call it gunpowder for a reason, trust me).
  • It falls but a few inches from a can of gunpowder, which is not too securely closed. for more
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