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Synonyms for gunpowder
ˈgʌnˌpaʊ dər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gunpowder, powder(noun)

    a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks

    Synonyms:
    pulverisation, powder, pulverization

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    powder, baroud, keg, cordite

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  1. George Orwell:

    It is a commonplace that the history of civilisation is largely the history of weapons. In particular, the connection between the discovery of gunpowder and the overthrow of feudalism by the bourgeoisie has been pointed out over and over again. And though I have no doubt exceptions can be brought forward, I think the following rule would be found to be generally true that ages in which the dominant weapon is expensive or difficult to make will be ages of despotism, whereas when the dominant weapon is cheap and simple, the common people have a chance. Thus, for example, tanks, battleships and bombing planes are inherently tyrannical weapons, while rifles, muskets, long-bows and hand-grenades are inherently democratic weapons. A complex weapon makes the strong stronger, while a simple weapon --so long as there is no answer to it-- gives claws to the weak.

  2. Angel Santiago:

    We just kept hearing gunfire over and over and over again, and it just kept getting louder, closer, and I actually could start to smell what I guess was gunpowder.

  3. Pavel Durov:

    Whenever technological advancement is made it can always be used both for good or for bad, you can compare it with the invention of gunpowder for example : Once the secret is out there, it doesn't make sense to force your local users of gunpowder to make your gunpowder less efficient when the other side can still use it and use it in an efficient way.

  4. Andre Maurois:

    We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - gunpowder and romantic love.

  5. Alfred Hitchcock:

    We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like. I have prepared one of my own. I have placed some rather large samples of dynamite, gunpowder, and nitroglycerin. My time capsule is set to go off in the year 3000. It will show them what we are really like.


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