(n.) A black, granular, explosive substance, consisting of an intimate mechanical mixture of niter, charcoal, and sulphur. It is used in gunnery and blasting.
(1) The local undertakers were pleased to discover the great Henty to be the man they had always imagined - a full-bearded giant, stern and wise, dressed like a warrior hero or - much the same thing - a Victorian gentleman with the whiff of gunpowder and the clash of sabres about him.
(2) Built in the 1570s and known as a 'miniature Hampton Court', it was once owned by one of the Gunpowder Plot conspirators.
(3) We were able to remove most of the foreign body particles from a fresh wound caused by a gunpowder blast to the face, using microsurgical techniques.
(4) The report of the post-mortem by the St Louis County medical examiner said that the largest gunshot wound found on Brown’s body was on his right hand, and that tissue from the wound appeared to contain gunpowder particles.
(5) Martin's clothing was scorched by gunpowder while the bullet hole in his chest was not, he said, proving that there was "at least an inch, or two or three" separating his clothing from his skin.
(6) And he had the cheek to call us “a roomful of gunpowder”.
(7) When one of the gunmen shot the lady who had been on the phone and I could smell the gunpowder, I knew the gunmen must've seen us.
(8) The quantities of gunpowder particles on the targets which were calculated by stereoscopic microscope increased distinctly in vertical shot direction (from above downwards), especially at distances 2 and 2.5 m and particle flight distance rose; in horizontal shot direction distances of gunpowder particle flight didn't exceed 2-3 m.
(9) After opening the windscreen they used a water charge in an attempt to render any gunpowder inert.
(10) Whitworth Gallery Manchester After a £15m refit and extension, the Whitworth reopens with multiple exhibitions and displays, including key works and new commissions by Cornelia Parker, the beautiful watercolours of Thomas Schütte, and a 45-metre-long gunpowder drawing by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang (who devised the unforgettable fireworks for the Beijing Olympics), originally conceived for the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
(11) One Whitehall source said: "One whiff of gunpowder and Downing Street runs away.
(12) The witnesses said that in late June he began equipping himself with a helmet, gas mask and body armour; and in July he began buying fuses, gunpowder, chemicals and electronics to booby-trap his apartment in the hope of triggering an explosion and fire to divert police from the theatre.
(13) Blast tattoos occur when fragments of gunpowder are propelled into the skin during a firearm discharge.
(14) I walked about 2 steps in the door, and screamed, and shut my eyes, when I heard him move, I started firing.” Byrom’s lawyers stressed in their submission to the court that Edward Jr knew where his father’s gun was kept, led police to the murder weapon, and was found to have gunpowder residue on his palms after the killing, while Gillis did not.
(15) A series of public green spaces along the waterways add up to Maryland’s largest state park: Gunpowder Falls.
(16) It was not marked with his fingerprints and no significant trace of gunpowder was found on his body.
(17) Major General Huang Yongyin said China needed to match the defensive efforts of other major nations, arguing: "For national security, the internet has already become a new battlefield without gunpowder."
(18) The bomb was made up of gunpowder of the sort that could be obtained from fireworks, three propane tanks and two five-gallon containers full of petrol.
(19) Even in translation there are some great lines – “we have taken the drum of gunpowder as our rhythm and the sound of machine guns as our melody”.
(20) Jensen, who ran a construction company and had legitimate knowledge of demolitions, said the conversation did not seem abnormal because "men and boys are interested in gunpowder and bullets and fast cars".
(adv.) For the greatest part; for the most part; chiefly; in the main.
(1) But Lee is mostly just extremely fed up at the exclusion of sex workers’ voices from much of the conversation.
(2) In 2012, 20% of small and medium-sized businesses were either run solely or mostly by women.
(3) Of the tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, T-lymphocytes (mostly CD4+ cells) prevailed over B-lymphocytes.
(4) Prevalence of LVH in the hypertensive population varies, mostly because of the different methods used for its diagnosis.
(5) Based on the economics of most countries in Africa, their Health Budgets can afford mostly the non-opioid and strong opioid drugs in more or less adequate quantities.
(6) It mostly happens to strong men whose biceps muscle are contracted and overstretched unexpectedly.
(7) Ranges of V0 in the three fast fibre types mostly overlapped.
(8) The two groups had one thing in common: the casualties' mostly deliberate posttraumatic reaction; there were only 3 patients in a state of helplessness.
(9) they are shown to inhibit in vitro the release of iron from acidified host cell cytosol, consisting mostly of hemoglobin, a process that could provide this trace element to the parasite.
(10) Phosphorylation of serine occurs mostly (Sp H1) or entirely (Sp H2B) on the N-terminal portions of these molecules.
(11) Engineering and physiologic aspects of growth and production processes associated with encapsulated cells, mostly of anchorage-independent type, are reviewed.
(12) "From our perspective our success is mostly a London story.
(13) While estradiol and progesterone passed into both circulations, renin (mostly prorenin) and hCG were secreted predominantly into the maternal circulation.
(14) Qualitative and quantitative anaerobic cultures were performed on faecal samples from 27 normal full-term newborn infants; from 32 preterm infants during intensive or intermediate care, not treated with antibiotics; and from 106 mostly preterm newborns, treated with antibiotics for various reasons.
(15) The chief cells of the rat gastric mucosa, in contrast to the human, did not contain nonspecific esterase and also in them acid phosphatase was mostly lacking.
(16) Stimulation of this mechanism produced an average 58.9% reduction of the heart rate (calculated from 55 responsive points having more than 40% reduction) associated mostly with hypotension, or no change or occasionally a slight increase of the arterial blood pressure.
(17) New insights into the biochemical and cell-biological alterations occurring in articular cartilage during the early phase of osteoarthrosis (OA) have been gained in the past decade by analysing experimentally induced osteoarthrosis in animals, mostly dogs and rabbits, while early phases of OA in humans so far have escaped diagnostic evaluation.
(18) And the idea that it is somehow “unfair” to tax a small number of mostly rich people who were lucky enough to buy houses in central London that have soared in value to over £2m is perverse.
(19) The main abnormality in the MS was a reduction in the proportion of linoleic and arachidonic acids mostly evident in the HDL and in the cholesteryl esters fraction, with a compensatory increase in saturated acids.
(20) Applications from Serbia, which account for 10% of the total, stem mostly from the dissolution of former Yugoslavia: payment of army reservists, access to savings in present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina, pensions in Kosovo.