If it had remained on the cap much longer, the sharp nose of the hammer would have reached the fulminate and fired the revolver.
We do not fulminate against a treatise on Quaternions because it lacks humor.
It was a rebellion against this belief that caused Carlyle to fulminate against Nigger Democracy.
The excellence of the fulminate may be ascertained, by the following characters.
This flare was communicated to the percussion cap, or fulminate of mercury, at the base of the cartridge.
I have stated that my maximum product of fulminate from 100 grs.
I found some of the men using their rifles for this purpose last year, and had to fulminate about it.
One day his master gave him about half a pound of this fulminate compound.
fulminate of silver is prepared in the same way as fulminate of Mercury, which see.
It came about that one day I was in need of fulminate of mercury.
early 15c., "publish a 'thundering' denunciation," from Latin fulminatus, past participle of fulminare "hurl lightning, lighten," from fulmen (genitive fulminis) "lightning flash," related to fulgere "to shine, flash," from PIE *bhleg- "to shine, flash," from root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.)). Metaphoric sense (the original sense in English) is via its use in reference to a formal ecclesiastical censure. Related: Fulminated; fulminating.