Not a moment's cease,The leaks gain fast on the pumps, the fire eats toward the powder-magazine.
Boys must not touch off their squibs and crackers too near the powder-magazine.
When a gun blows up, or a powder-magazine, the shock kills whom it kills, as when a shell bursts in a dense-packed firing-line.
A train was laid to the powder-magazine, ready to be fired at a given signal.
There the news of the 18th March fell upon a powder-magazine.
Although arms were not numerous on board, the powder-magazine overflowed.
A little spark falling by accident into a powder-magazine, hath done more execution in a siege, than an hundred cannon.
There's fire in my leg to explode a powder-magazine a mile off!'
A powder-magazine 389 was afterwards struck by lightning, and its explosion destroyed whatever the siege had spared.
As it threatened the powder-magazine, the captain decided to abandon the ship.