It has a low ignition temperature of 261 C., and makes the powder burn more readily.
This was another politician; no bloodless victory would be his; fur would fly first, powder burn—Wow!
I will endeavour not to hold the revolver sufficiently close to have the powder burn my clothes.
His cheek was laid open, a bullet had torn his thigh, and a powder burn streaked his neck, but he felt these hurts not at all.
A few hours ago I could have sworn it was a powder burn; the streak left by a burning fuse.