Stink-Ball

A stink-ball was an early gas grenade comprised of a preparation of pitch, rosin, nitre, gunpowder, colophony, asafoetida and other offensive and suffocating ingredients placed in earthen jars. They were used in naval warfare, being thrown at close quarters onto the enemy's decks.
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