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didn't invent gunpowder

Didn't do anything significant. I don't understand why he's so conceited—he didn't invent gunpowder or anything!
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didn't invent gunpowder

Rur. did not do anything terribly important. He may be the class president, but he didn't invent gunpowder. What's all this fuss about a movie star? She didn't invent gunpowder!
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He is also a director of Thriker Films, who co-produced Gunpowder.
And it was the converted Catholic, Thomas Percy, born around 1563, and Constable of Alnwick Castle, who was one of the principal architects of the Gunpowder Plot.
It means, of course, that there are comparisons to his other big show Game of Thrones, but we have to remember that Gunpowder is based on a true story and sticks very close to the facts.
In a gruesome turn-ofevents, two people from the house were tortured and killed for harbouring and aiding Catholic priests and it is thought it was this practice that led Robert Catesby and Guy Fawkes to come up with the Gunpowder Plot.
We think we know everything about the Gunpowder plot - Guy Fawkes' attempt to blow up Parliament.
We think we know everything about the Gunpowder Plot Guy Fawkes trying to blow up Parliament, right?
At a time when priests caught saying mass could be executed, the gunpowder plot was set to blow up the House of Lords during the state opening of parliament.
The state's need for gunpowder led English monarchs to grant saltpetermen rights of access to waste-rich earth wherever they could find it, sometimes literally under the floors and foundations of homes, stables, and other buildings.
When he was caught in the gunpowder plot, he signed his name "Guido Fawkes.
Joint Chiefs of Staff, were implemented in one form or another throughout the nearly 400-year era of the dominance of gunpowder as an explosive substance.
Amman, April 11 (Petra) -- Preventive Security Department personnel, on Saturday, arrested an arms dealer in Zarqa governorate, northeast of Amman, and seized weapons, gunpowder and a machine used to manufacture gun parts.
PROBE into the Bengaluru Church Street blast has revealed that the bombs were pipe- shaped, packed closely with nails, ball bearings and gunpowder.
Once the bullet has been selected, this tends to manifest itself primarily in carefully dispensed charges of an appropriate gunpowder.
TEHRAN (FNA)- EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Head of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iran Tarja Cronberg received the symbolic award of Wet Gunpowder.