powder magazine


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Noun1.Powder magazine - a storehouse (as a compartment on a warship) where weapons and ammunition are storedpowder magazine - a storehouse (as a compartment on a warship) where weapons and ammunition are stored
storehouse, depot, entrepot, storage, store - a depository for goods; "storehouses were built close to the docks"
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All hands now set to work cutting down trees, clearing away thickets, and marking out the place for the residence, storehouse, and powder magazine, which were to be built of logs and covered with bark.
Abandoning the fight he rushed into the powder magazine and fired it.
But Peter issued from the powder magazine with the shell in his hands, and calmly flung it overboard.
This structure survived the devastating powder magazine explosion that destroyed almost all buildings in the fort in 1848.
The pastoral surroundings belie the fact this is Canada's bloodiest battlefield; 204 years ago these grounds rang out with black powder shots and, during the height of the war, the blast of an exploding powder magazine killed almost 400 men instantly.
Spring frosts did not slow them down, though: the east bastion was completed by late August, the powder magazine in the north bastion by the end of September, and the west bastion by July 1744.
These holes were aimed at identifying additional nickel-cobalt resources outside the existing Greenvale resource boundaries at The Edge, Powder Magazine and The Power Line areas and to define resources at Moonscape and other areas of potential high grade nickel laterite mineralisation within the Greenvale pit limits.
The public edifices, such as the Government building, the Intendancy, the Counsel building, and the most solid structures, like the new church, the new Corps de Garde, the powder magazine and private houses, were no more than heaps.
A dark concrete staircase with a golden handrail spirals up through the shaft, terminating in a partially destroyed powder magazine, which was restored and reconfigured as a new circulation pavilion.
The footage appeared in the film "High Life" and helped build a name for the rider named Best Powder skier of the year in 2004 by Powder magazine.
There was a powder magazine at every anthracite mine.
a 1,760-pound bomb slammed into the Arizona's forward decks and ignited 500 tons of explosives in the powder magazine.