The old 24-pounder shot required for its discharge sixteen pounds of powder
"It was called the Powder
of Life," was the answer; "and it was invented by a crooked Sorcerer who lived in the mountains of the North Country.
To you alone of my acquaintance would I intrust a powder
"You must know," said Margolottte, when they were all seated together on the broad window-seat, "that my husband foolishly gave away all the Powder
of Life he first made to old Mombi the Witch, who used to live in the Country of the Gillikins, to the north of here.
I think it would be perfectly disgraceful to write a story to advertise a baking powder
. It would be almost as bad as Judson Parker's patent medicine fence."
"You wish us to keep this matter dark and to make a garrison of the stern part of the ship, manned with my friend's own people, and provided with all the arms and powder
Then he saw old Mombi raise her arm and sprinkle the powder
from the box over the pumpkin head of his man Jack.
In spite of the many pills she swallowed and the drops and powders
out of the little bottles and boxes of which Madame Schoss who was fond of such things made a large collection, and in spite of being deprived of the country life to which she was accustomed, youth prevailed.
Working by night, we stowed the powder
in the tower -- dug stones out, on the inside, and buried the powder
in the walls themselves, which were fifteen feet thick at the base.
Here I came once more upon the black powder
in the streets and upon dead bodies.
I have used the word radium in describing this powder
because in the light of recent discoveries on Earth I believe it to be a mixture of which radium is the base.
Aramis led Porthos into the last but one compartment, and showed him, in a hollow of the rocky wall, a barrel of powder
weighing from seventy to eighty pounds, to which he had just attached a fuse.