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singeing

[′sinj·iŋ]
(textiles)
Passing a fabric over heated plates or gas flames during finishing to remove lint or loose threads from the surface. Also known as gassing.
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Who cares if powder burns dirty, whatever that means?
Black powder burns better (Remember consistent!) when compacted as it enters the case.
One was fired less than half an inch from Blakely's back and left powder burns on his skin.
By depicting how shock waves and combustion-gas clouds interact with nearby objects, including the shooter, images could someday enable criminologists to more accurately link aspects of shootings, such as the weapon used and the distance at which it was fired, to powder burns or other gunshot effects on victims and suspects, Settles says.
As I lit the gun powder though, I found out that my supervisor had left out a really important detail: the rate at which gun powder burns. It doesn't burn slow like you see in the movies.
His face was covered with specks of blood--signs of powder burns. Luckily, the man had fired a blank, and, although Kevin was hurt, he was far from dead.
However, the forensic evidence did not jibe with Allen's story; in particular, a police expert believed that bruises and powder burns on Pettus's body indicated that Allen had pistol-whipped her, then shot her at point-blank range.
They may cause powder marks or powder burns. These are caused by superheated particles of gunpowder that do not burn up completely and scorch the skin on contact.
The gun was angled more behind the head than to the side, he explained, and there were no gun powder burns. The police officer, looking mildly interested, took Dote.
But the larger question remains: How did the powder burns get on Bastian's hand?
For all those who've suffered from the ignominy of facial powder burns from misfired PR plans and ploys, relax and share in the following:
Although the four policemen tested negative for powder burns during a paraffin test, Albayalde said they were not yet off the hook.