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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.

    London: Saturday, January 14, 1865


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