I think that had they put a slow match in the magazine of the other brigantine it would have exploded before this.
A brace of kegs and a slow match would do it any dark night.
The clockwork had been better adjusted than the slow match in the 'Fortune.'
Before 1800, the slow match was in universal use for setting off the charge.
In those days, cannon were touched off by means of a slow match, a kind of cord that burns slowly like punk.
I could have left a train of gunpowder and a slow match behind, I was so cross!'
But for all of them, the slow match had to be used to start the fire train.
Then a slow match was made by rubbing gunpowder on some long strips of calico.
He took up a long stick which had a slow match twisted round it.
Asking us to stand a little back, he applied a slow match to the heap, and retired several paces.