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powder charge

propellant (def 2).
Origin of powder charge
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • One type uses barbed darts that are propelled toward the opponent by a powder charge.
  • Factors such as piece size, amount of powder charge and quality of the powder affected the range.
  • Finally, they resorted to doubling the powder charge to blast out a wall of the fort.
  • It pushed home the powder charge, the wad, and the shot.
  • Then, a new primer is seated and the powder charge dropped into the shell.
  • The only mechanical positioning came from the pressure of the powder charge against the fulminate.
  • It would fire the same weight of shot with the same powder charge propelling it but out of a longer barrel.
  • The smell of the powder charge and puff of gray smoke takes us back to bygone days and simpler times.
  • It utilized a powder charge of one-half pound, only half the charge of the field howitzer.
  • As the powder film forms, the part becomes insulated and the powder charge is dispelled through the grounded part.

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