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gunpowder British & World English

An explosive consisting of a powdered mixture of saltpetre, sulphur, and charcoal, now chiefly used for quarry blasting and in fuses and fireworks

Gunpowder Plot British & World English

A conspiracy by a small group of Catholic extremists to blow up James I and his Parliament on 5 November 1605