Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "saltpeter":

  1. Thus sulphur and saltpeter are always contraband. - "Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom", Trumbull White.
  2. Keep water before them at all times, adding Saltpeter, one teaspoonful to every gallon of water. - "The Veterinarian", Chas. J. Korinek.
  3. The inventive spirit of America was busy with plans to procure saltpeter and other ingredients for making powder, but it remained scarce. - "Washington and his Comrades in Arms A Chronicle of the War of Independence", George Wrong.