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powder mill

a mill in which gunpowder is made.
Origin of powder mill
First recorded in 1640-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • No—yes; gimme some water, Jim; my mouth is dry as a powder mill.

    Wayside Courtships Hamlin Garland
  • A powder mill was established at Cahaba, but the ingredients were lacking.

  • There is a powder mill not far from here and there may be magazines about.

  • So he had to go to work in the powder mill, and that finally blew him up.

    The Corner House Girls Grace Brooks Hill
  • They showed me everything—their gunshop, their powder mill, their defenses, everything.

    The Return H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
  • I'd thought maybe that thing on the island was a powder mill.

    The Return H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
  • My faith it is like living in a powder mill to be among a lot of young folks nowadays!

    Rose in Bloom Louisa May Alcott
  • The powder mill is a long-established factory, and gives considerable employment in the neighbourhood.

    The Sunny Side of Ireland John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger
  • One of the many views painted by this artist of the explosion of a powder mill at Delft, October 12, 1654.

  • Then, loading his guides into the helicopter, they took off for a visit to the powder mill on the island and a trip up the river.

    The Return H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire

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