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  1. powder and shotnoun

    ammunition consisting of gunpowder and bullets for muskets


  1. powder and shot

    "Powder and shot" refers to gunpowder and projectiles, such as bullets or pellets, used in firearms for shooting or hunting. The term originated in the context of early firearms, where the gunpowder (powder) was used to propel the bullets (shot) from the gun. Today, it generally symbolizes ammunition.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of powder and shot in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of powder and shot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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