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powder magazine

a compartment for the storage of ammunition and explosives.
Origin of powder magazine
First recorded in 1755-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Next morning they set about building the storehouses and powder magazine.

    The Field of Ice Jules Verne
  • A lucky shot from the buccaneers had found the powder magazine.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • It was converted into a powder magazine during the war with this country.

    Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
  • Is this, we wonder, the powder magazine on which he has been sitting?

  • At two o'clock in the morning the fire reached her powder magazine.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • It was completely destroyed by the explosion of its powder magazine.

    Ben Comee

    M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
  • Abandoning the fight he rushed into the powder magazine and fired it.

    Peter and Wendy James Matthew Barrie
  • This bit of wall was part of the powder magazine, then in charge of nine men.

  • But why should you say that there is a powder magazine, or a sword hanging over your head?

    The Belton Estate

    Anthony Trollope
  • "Only in the swamp behind the powder magazine, father," replied he.

    The Swiss Family Robinson Johann David Wyss

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