Gunpowder

Gunpowder is a liquorice-black mild from the Coach House brewery, Warrington.
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gunpowder

[n] - a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks
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Gunpowder

Gun'pow`der noun (Chemistry) A black, granular, explosive substance, consisting of an intimate mechanical mixture of niter, charcoal, and sulphur. It is used in gunnery and blasting. » Gunpowder consists of from 70 to 80 per cent of niter, with 10 to 15 per cent of each of the other ingredien...
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gunpowder

<chemistry> A black, granular, explosive substance, consisting of an intimate mechanical mixture of niter, charcoal, and sulphur. It is used in gunnery and blasting. ... Gunpowder consists of from 70 to 80 per cent of niter, with 10 to 15 per cent of each of the other ingredients. Its explosive energy is due to the fact that it contains the n...
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Gunpowder

• (n.) A black, granular, explosive substance, consisting of an intimate mechanical mixture of niter, charcoal, and sulphur. It is used in gunnery and blasting.
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gunpowder

any of several low-explosive mixtures used as propelling charges in guns and as blasting agents in mining. The first such explosive was black ... [12 related articles]
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Gunpowder

Green tea that has been rolled into pellets, which unfurl in hot water to brew.
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gunpowder

gunpowder, explosive mixture; its most common formula, called “black powder,” is a combination of saltpeter, sulfur, and carbon in the form of charcoal. Historically, the relative amounts of the components have varied. An increase in the percentage of saltpeter (potassium nitrate) increa...
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Gunpowder

Gunpowder is Black-American slang for gin
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Gunpowder

Gunpowder is an explosive mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal and sulphur in the proportions of 75, 15 and 10 - although alternative proportions are also used. The three ingredients must be very finely ground and mixed, and ordinary charcoal is not very suitable. Rather charcoal from dogwood, alder or willow is used. The wood is cut in spring an...
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gunpowder

Oldest known explosive, a mixture of 75% potassium nitrate (saltpetre), 15% charcoal, and 10% sulphur. Sulphur ignites at a low temperature, charcoal burns readily, and the potassium nitrate provides oxygen for the explosion. As gunpowder produces lots of smoke and burns quite slowly, it has progressively been replaced since the late 19...
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Gunpowder

Gunpowder, also known as black powder, is a chemical explosive—the earliest known. It is a mixture of sulfur, charcoal, and potassium nitrate (saltpeter). The sulfur and charcoal act as fuels, and the saltpeter is an oxidizer. Because of its burning properties and the amount of heat and gas volume that it generates, gunpowder has been widely use...
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Gunpowder

Normally a Chinese tea, but today could be any young tea which is rolled into smaller pellet size ba
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