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powder flask

a small flask of gunpowder formerly carried by soldiers and hunters.
Origin of powder flask
1745-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Just as he went, Obed handed me a powder-flask and a bag of bullets.

    Dick Onslow W.H.G. Kingston
  • He pulled the powder-flask out of his pocket and threw it towards his comrades.

    The Fugitives R.M. Ballantyne
  • On examining, however, my powder-flask, what was my dismay to find that I had only five or six charges at the utmost.

    Dick Onslow W.H.G. Kingston
  • Pierre dropped his powder-flask, and one of them picked it up and gave it to him.

  • What are you hustling around so for with your old shot pouch and powder-flask?

  • He put the shot-pouch and the powder-flask into their proper drawer.

    The Calico Cat Charles Miner Thompson
  • In one of these he found some shot, a box of percussion caps, and a powder-flask half-full of common gunpowder.

    The Hand in the Dark Arthur J. Rees
  • He carried a musket, and a powder-flask was stuck in his girdle.

    Tono Bungay H. G. Wells
  • A couple of rifles hung upon pegs projecting from the chimney, and a powder-flask was the only mantle-piece ornament.

  • It was only then that he remembered that he had left his gun and powder-flask behind him.

British Dictionary definitions for powder-flask

powder flask

a small flask or case formerly used to carry gunpowder
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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