from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Detonating powder.
- n. The train of powder connecting a fuse with a charge.
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No. 2 primes with priming-powder from a flask or a blank musket-cartridge.
The silver-chased weapons lay there in perfect order; under the drawer that held them was another drawer containing finest priming-powder, shaped wads, ball, and a case of flints.