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percussion-powder

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Detonating or fulminating powder.

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Examples

  • You will need no further illustration of this fact than to be told that gunpowder, percussion-powder, and gun-cotton are all nitrogenized compounds, and owe their well-known properties to the weak affinities of this element.

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