Percussion powder

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Percussion powder powder so composed as to ignite by slight percussion; fulminating powder.
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Usage

In literature:

A distribution of powder, bullets, and percussion-caps was made immediately under the girl's supervision.
"Lord Jim" by Joseph Conrad
Fulminating powder in destroying wolves; percussion caps.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
I had to content myself with percussion caps, powder and lead cannon.
"Confessions of Boyhood" by John Albee
The warheads of such rockets were cast iron, filled with black powder and fitted with percussion fuzes.
"Artillery Through the Ages" by Albert Manucy
These railroad torpedoes are small, round tin boxes, about the size of a silver dollar, filled with percussion powder.
"Cab and Caboose" by Kirk Munroe
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