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powder burn

n
(Medicine) a superficial burn of the skin caused by a momentary intense explosion, esp of gunpowder
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Several times, warned of Jerry's nearness, they fired at him, and, once even, was his nose slightly powder burned.
Paul-Ferdinand Gachet, and surprisingly no mention of a powder burn was made.
load features a specially designed hollow point deeply seated within the case, ensuring consistent powder burn rates while also providing reduced felt recoil.
They are at the fast end of pistol powder burn rates and generally require small charge weights.
Among them are "The Kneeling Woman," "Ni Escape, No Turning Back," "The Riding Boy," "The Slave Master's Dungeon," "Archangel's Daughter," "A Woman With Tea-Colored Eyes," and "The Dog Returneth to His Vomit." These have been collected from a variety of outstanding publications and blog sites, ranging from Powder Burn Flash to A Twist of Noir to Sex and Murder Magazine.
Apart from Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9's historic multiple-hit crash in 1994, the most obvious impact observed on Jupiter took place July 19, 2009, and it left a distinctly dark "powder burn" in Jupiter's upper atmosphere, first spotted by Australian astro-imager Anthony Wesley (S&T: Nov.
And because of the Catalyst's improved performance, you're also getting a more complete powder burn, which translates to consistent velocities, as you can see in the accompanying chart.
Unlike what is implied in the blurbs Powder Burn is a survival action adventure and doesn't have a real supernatural connection.
Winchester says the short, fat case has a very efficient and consistent powder burn and will give shooters and hunters exceptional accuracy and long-range performance.
In Powder Burn: Arson, Money and Mystery on Vail Mountain (PublicAffairs, $25), Daniel Glick traces the underlying forces and events leading up to the 1998 arson attack on America's largest ski resort.
Among the films Barlow has acquired are "Powder Burn," "Waste," "Somewhere in the Dark" and "The Venus Factory," all made by tyro helmers on shoestring budgets without government coin in the hope of gaining distribution.
"They have to smell powder burn or cleaning fluid," says Gray.