Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gunpowder prepared in cubes or prisms, sometimes as large as two inches on a side. It is slow-burning. Also called cube-powder and prismatic powder.

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Examples

  • El – Muwaylah, all our stores and properties, including sundry cases of cartridges and five hundred pounds of pebble-powder, which had been stored immediately under the main cabin and its eternal cigarettes and allumettes.

    The Land of Midian

  • In the opinion of seven of the eleven the large-grain powder came next; seven also of the eleven placed the rifle large-grain third on the list; while they were again unanimous in pronouncing the pebble-powder the worst sound-producer.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2

  • To avoid the strain resulting from quick combustion, the powder employed is composed of lumps far larger than those of the pebble-powder above referred to.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2

  • El-Muwaylah, all our stores and properties, including sundry cases of cartridges and five hundred pounds of pebble-powder, which had been stored immediately under the main cabin and its eternal cigarettes and allumettes.

    The Land of Midian — Volume 1

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