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Gunpowder Plot

  

      n   the unsuccessful conspiracy to blow up James I and Parliament at Westminster on Nov. 5, 1605  
   See also       Guy Fawkes Day  
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gunpowder  
      n   an explosive mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulphur (typical proportions are 75:15:10): used in time fuses, blasting, and fireworks,   (Also called)    black powder  
  gunpowdery      adj  


Gunpowder Plot  
      n   the unsuccessful conspiracy to blow up James I and Parliament at Westminster on Nov. 5, 1605  
   See also       Guy Fawkes Day  
gunpowder tea  
      n   a fine variety of green tea, each leaf of which is rolled into a pellet  

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v.
1. shoot with a firearm using a type of cartridge that contains gunpowder but neither bullet nor pellet. 2. [slang][fig.] be infertile and unlikely to impregnate a woman (due to various issues such as a low sperm count)
1.The squaddies were training, shooting blanks 2.We had been trying to have a baby for ages until a series of fertility tests revealed I was shooting blanks.
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