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chained_bear commented on the word gunpowder spirit
Attributed to a person easily inflamed.
1625 BP. R. MONTAGU App. Cæsar. II. i. 112 "Men of moving violent, Quicksilver, Gunpowder spirits..."
1596 SHAKES. 1 Hen. IV, V. iv. 123, "I am affraide of this Gun-powder Percy though he be dead."
February 13, 2007
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