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singeing

The frying of skin due to hot gases from the muzzle of a gun fired at close range.

singeing

flash application of flame to remove residual, esthetically unattractive hairs from poultry and pig carcasses.
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There is another way, however, to deal with the evidence of the powder burns.
How fast a powder burns depends not only on granule size (bigger granules have less relative surface area) but on exterior coatings.
In my 20s, when I got into black-powder rifles, I learned that black powder burns much faster than smokeless rifle powder when uncompressed.
Garcia said he believes the two men fell to the ground at one point because the gun was fired at close range, leaving Petty with powder burns, said Garcia.
In a pistol barrel a sizable percentage of that slow-burning powder burns outside the barrel after it leaves the muzzle, or it doesn't burn at all.
Cobra Derringers are for up close work and, if they have to be used, the target will probably be close enough to receive powder burns.
The suspects, both in their 20s, also held a 19-year-old man at gunpoint and injured a 12-year-old boy, who was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital, where he was treated for powder burns to his right eye.
The research I have done seems to show black powder burns very fast and pretty much uncontrolled.
Deputy District Attorney Don Glynn argued that testimony from the officers and circumstantial evidence, including gun powder burns on the roof of Soly's car, proved the prosecution's contention that Cunningham fired through the sunroof.
One of the factors that determines how a powder burns is called bullet pull.