a form of gunpowder made with sodium nitrate instead of saltpeter, used chiefly for blasting rock, ore, etc.
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How to use blasting powder in a sentence
The living, the tools, the blasting-powder, and the help eat it up faster than Orion's salary can grow.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
The new blasting powder and a destructive shell might build her the palace she deserved.The Amazing Marriage, Complete | George Meredith
The one little spark had found its way to a barrel of blasting powder and caused a terrible explosion.The Elusive Pimpernel | Baroness Emmuska Orczy
The blasting powder in twenty-pound cans was being passed from hand to hand to the chargers.The Daughter of a Magnate | Frank H. Spearman
Then if we are going into the mining business, better take some blasting powder.The Frontier Boys in the Grand Canyon | Wyn Roosevelt