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Gun

An ancient Sumerian unit of weight approximately equivalent to 30 kilograms.
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The result was the classic, tapered cannon that would set the standard for the rest of the gunpowder era.
WThe site was closed in 1931 and most of the buildings were blown up to ensure that no gunpowder remained, which left the site in a state of dangerous decay and disconnected from the community to which it was once so intimately bound.
Guards broke into the cellars where some of the gunpowder plotters, including Fawkes, were waiting.
According to the secretariat of the festival, the Wet Gunpowder prize is awarded to ridiculous people whose chaffy character is evident to everyone "and when this nature of theirs is accompanied with self-belief turns into an indefinite foolishness for them".
In this description of the Salem Gunpowder Raid of 1775, Hoffer (history, U.
Moving on the information, the security forces surrounded the compound in Dasht and recovered large amount of gunpowder and myriads of firearms.
Al-Ahram electronic portal reported that masked thugs attacked protesters at the Tahrir Square from behind Omer Makram's mosque, from the Nile Palace Bridge Avenue and from Abdul-Monim Riyadh Avenue near Egypt's Museum, and fired gunpowder cartridges and Molotov bombs from both directions of Simon de Beauvoir square and Abdul-Monim Riyadh square.
Originally trained in stage design, he lived in Japan for nine years, simultaneously exploring the properties of gunpowder and Eastern philosophy.
The Gunpowder Branch NLAPW was founded in 2007 in Harford County, Maryland, by a small group of women writers and artists.
For further information contact: Hodgon--The Gunpowder People, Dept.
Corke said: "The astronaut Charlie Duke said the moon smells like gunpowder, and it tastes like gunpowder, too.
Flying Together' marks the first time the artist has incorporated porcelain on a large scale into his work with gunpowder and it is the first time also that he has used gunpowder for calligraphy.