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  1. eprouvette(Noun)

    A one-piece, fixed-elevation mortar formerly used to test the strength of gunpowder.

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  1. Eprouvette(noun)

    an apparatus for testing or proving the strength of gunpowder

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  1. Eprouvette

    An Eprouvette is a one piece, fixed elevation mortar used to test the strength of gunpowder. It went out of general use by the middle of the 19th century. In use, a carefully weighed quantity of powder was placed inside, followed by a standard weight shot. The charge was fired and the distance the shot flew was measured and compared to the expected standard distance.


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test-tube(noun)

a glass tube closed at one end, used in chemical tests or experiments.

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