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[mass noun] Gunpowder.
- ‘The news is now reporting the explosive was a toy grenade filled with black powder and a fuse.’
- ‘Stand to the side of someone shooting a Model 1873 chambered for a .45 Colt and loaded with black powder.’
- ‘The real reasons why I like to shoot black powder in cartridge firing guns is it works so well, and it is authentic.’
- ‘Filled with an explosive combination of saltpeter and black powder, these were the primitive ancestors of rockets.’
- ‘I prefer to use black powder with the replica Springfield, Remington and Sharps rifles.’
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