Sentence Examples


  • They shall get no powder, if I can help it.
  • It is a brown powder which is readily decomposed by boiling water.
  • When the king's soldiers heard about this powder, they made up their minds to go out and get it for themselves.
  • It is a bluish-black powder which at high temperatures decomposes into the metal, dioxide and oxygen.
  • If 127 parts of iodine, which is an almost black solid, and loo parts of mercury, which is a white liquid metal, be intimately mixed by rubbing them together in a mortar, the two substances wholly disappear, and we obtain instead a brilliant red powder quite unlike the iodine or the mercury; almost the only property that is unchanged is the weight.