from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A metallic case with sides and bottom of sheet-copper, and the top of composition with an air-tight fitting cover.
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Their height should be equal, only, to an exact number of times the height of a powder-tank when lying on its side, in addition to the thickness of the shelving.
An empty powder-tank for magazine, to contain filled cartridge-boxes and spare cartridges.