from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A naval vessel designed for carrying powder, always distinguishable by the red flag which she flies. See powder-hog.
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A grand expedition sailed against Wilmington, bearing this floating mine with it, and in due course, and under favourable circumstances, the powder-vessel was moored at the spot which had been judged the best.
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