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singeing

The frying of skin due to hot gases from the muzzle of a gun fired at close range.
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Several times, warned of Jerry's nearness, they fired at him, and, once even, was his nose slightly powder burned.
Since they had been shot at a 'very close range', the skin of the victims had powder burns on different parts of their bodies, the medics say in the post mortem report.
That might not seem important, but how rapidly and fully the powder burns is a key factor in delivering the payload to the target.
Moreno was found positive for powder burns, but there were other reasons he was 'the one.'
Chips suffered scalp wounds and powder burns as a result.
The gallant dog suffered scalp wounds FURS CLASS Ayron gets medal for Chips and powder burns during the incident.
Albayalde said those involved who tested negative for powder burns means they are cleared of the case.
It's been found that ball powder burns cooler than some stick powders and that using them should improve barrel life.
That's no surprise, since Enforcer is spherical and considered a slow-burning pistol powder, and sometimes that type of powder burns best with a Magnum primer.
The higher the air temperature, the faster the powder burns and the faster the bullet exits the muzzle.
While he was underway in the Pacific, he incurred severe powder burns to his face and eyes, resulting in visual impairment.
If you use a revolver, you might be able to fire more shots but, depending on how you're holding the gun, your remaining fingers might be far enough forward they get powder burns from ignited gun powder blown out of the barrel-to-cylinder gap.