Over the whole field, previously so gaily beautiful with the glitter of bayonets and cloudlets of smoke in the morning sun, there now spread a mist of damp and smoke and a strange acid smell of saltpeter
Gunpowder was not invented by any one; it was the lineal successor of the Greek fire, which, like itself, was composed of sulfur and saltpeter
Neither metals, saltpeter
, nor coal can fail in the depths of the moon, and we need only go 8,000 leagues in order to fall upon the terrestrial globe by virtue of the mere laws of weight.
Whether it was that his blood was bad, or there had been a cut, he could not say; but he asked the men about it, and learned that it was a regular thing--it was the saltpeter
A week later, March 15, 1897, there are more references to money, gunpowder, saltpeter
, guns and cartridges urgently needed.
In the bustling city of Bristol, Joachim plans to develop new ways to make saltpeter
, a necessary item for the English Navy.
Chile and Peru are the global leaders in the production of sodium nitrate; that is why it is also known as Chile or Peru saltpeter
The Zoque poet Mikeas Sanchez demonstrates how the indigenous poetry of Mexico weaves the ancient with such contemporary imagery as "My memory is the black box of a plane without return / How did it reach the libation of sea water of such sweet saltpeter
," as rendered into English by Shook.
Author David Cressy begins with a pungent introduction to early modern saltpeter
production, a process based on the collection and treatment of earth enriched with decomposing human and animal waste.
Unmarried male faculty and unmarried male students should be required to take supervised doses of saltpeter
every morning just before morning chapel.
as a source of ammonium nitrate (AN) is widely used as a major component of modern energy condensed systems--explosives which do no contain TNT for the mining industry.
The author has organized the main body of his text in nineteen chapters focused on early visitors to the Grassy Cove Caves, Devilstep Hollow Cave, Grassy Cove Saltpeter
mining in Grassy Cove Saltpeter
Cave, and a variety of other related subjects.