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powder flask


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n powder flask container for carrying gunpowder; made of the hollow horn of an animal
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In literature:

Toss me the powder-flask, Harry; look sharp, else it'll melt.
"The Young Fur Traders" by R.M. Ballantyne
A knot of women appeared in the doorway, laden with powder-flasks and platters filled with bullets.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
I gave him a gun, powder-flask, powder, &c. He was truly delighted.
"The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido" by Henry Keppel
This done, he opened the inner door of the magazine, exposing a number of powder-flasks to view.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
Besides, an old-fashioned powder-flask and shot belt.
"Blown to Bits" by R.M. Ballantyne
He had had a flint and steel and a powder-flask in his pocket, and had thus without difficulty kindled a fire.
"Tales of the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
It contained a tinder-box and powder flask.
"Archibald Hughson" by W.H.G. Kingston
My friend and I had started with but one powder-flask, and that he had carried with him.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
The man swore fiercely when he found that there was no powder in the flask.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
The copper powder flask illustrated in Fig.
"Chats on Household Curios" by Fred W. Burgess
After a good deal of bargaining Godfrey obtained the gun, a flask of powder, and a bag of bullets and shot for twenty-five roubles.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
Weigh out powdered agar, 5 grammes, emulsify with 100 c.c., cold distilled water and add to the contents of the flask.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Surely the fellow was not trying to blow his brains out with the powder-flask!
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
They had all of them either war-axes, spears, and bows and arrows, or muskets and pistols, with tin powder-flasks.
"Little Masterpieces of Science: Explorers" by Various
Each of us had a flask full of powder, with a goodly number of bullets, and some small shot.
"Lost in the Jungle" by Paul Du Chaillu
Gun, powder-flask, tin measure, and bag of shot, with game, placed upon the table.
"Eli's Children" by George Manville Fenn
While we were in the act of encamping, I had placed my powder-flask on the ground, and, on lighting the fire, neglected to remove it.
"Scenes and Adventures in the Semi-Alpine Region of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Having firmly secured it, I lighted it, and then dropped the flask on the heap of powder which I had scattered below.
"Perils in the Transvaal and Zululand" by H.C. Adams
In it was a stone table on which the footman placed two pistols, a foot and half long, with a powder flask and scales.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. V (of VI), "In London and Moscow" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Frank had the powder-flask in his pocket, and fortunately no fire came near it.
"The Swan and Her Crew" by George Christopher Davies