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BLACK POWDER WORKS

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A factory or complex that produces black powder, an explosive that contains potassium nitrate, sulphur and charcoal.

Related Terms

Term Note
COOPERAGE A barrel-making workshop or factory, found in conjunction with a number of industries.
GUNPOWDER WORKS A site used for the manufacture of gunpowder.

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