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powder mill

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noun
  1. a mill in which gunpowder is made.
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Origin of powder mill

First recorded in 1640–50
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Historical Examples

  • It will be night before he can reach, let us say, the old Powder-Mill in the wood.

    Barry Lyndon

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • The magistrates of Halle also in 1545 had a saltpetre-work and a powder-mill.

  • Powder-mill explosion, and great strike of the Latin School boys!'

    Jo's Boys

    Louisa May Alcott

  • Yes, it was the Captain who had got him a corner to work in at the powder-mill.

    Kincaid's Battery

    George W. Cable

  • Making fried pies is nearly as dangerous as working in a powder-mill; those who have made them will understand what this means.

    When Life Was Young

    C. A. Stephens