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powder-magazine

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A place where powder is stored, as a bombproof building in fortified places, etc.
  • noun A specially constructed place on board a man-of-war for the storage and issue of explosives. See magazine, 1.

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Examples

  • “Elector” blew up, at a quarter past three P.M., by a lucky shot which fell into her caboose, and communicated with the powder-magazine, that Commodore Bowie was enabled to lay himself on board the “Dettingen,” which he carried sword in hand.

    Burlesques

  • A little spark falling by accident into a powder-magazine, hath done more execution in a siege, than an hundred cannon.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • “Elector” blew up, at a quarter past three P.M., by a lucky shot which fell into her caboose, and communicated with the powder-magazine, that Commodore Bowie was enabled to lay himself on board the “Dettingen,” which he carried sword in hand.

    Novels by Eminent Hands

  • We are in the condition of passengers whose ship is devoured by a conflagration which they cannot extinguish, and who know that sooner or later the flames must reach the powder-magazine.

    The Mysterious Island

  • Had this half-naked man, who had forced the door of the powder-magazine, and with whom they had struggled, who had six times discharged his revolver at them, who had killed one and wounded two others, escaped their shot?

    The Mysterious Island

  • Had this half-naked man, who had forced the door of the powder-magazine, and with whom they had struggled, who had six times discharged his revolver at them, who had killed one and wounded two others, escaped their shot?

    The Mysterious Island

  • We are in the condition of passengers whose ship is devoured by a conflagration which they cannot extinguish, and who know that sooner or later the flames must reach the powder-magazine.

    The Mysterious Island

  • Bob Harvey had reclosed the door of the powder-magazine, and a movement on the deck indicated a general awakening of the pirates.

    The Mysterious Island

  • Bob Harvey had reclosed the door of the powder-magazine, and a movement on the deck indicated a general awakening of the pirates.

    The Mysterious Island

  • The church is a curious ruin; it was used as a powder-magazine, and was struck by lightning in one of the ten thousand thunderstorms of the Rio Plata.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

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