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Definition of Atlas powder
Atlas powder At"las pow"der
A blasting powder or dynamite composed of nitroglycerin, wood
fiber, sodium nitrate, and magnesium carbonate.
Atlas powderPowder Pow"der, n. [OE. poudre, pouldre, F. poudre, OF. also
poldre, puldre, L. pulvis, pulveris: cf. pollen fine flour,
mill dust, E. pollen. Cf. Polverine, Pulverize.]
1. The fine particles to which any dry substance is reduced
by pounding, grinding, or triturating, or into which it
falls by decay; dust.
Grind their bones to powder small. --Shak.
2. An explosive mixture used in gunnery, blasting, etc.;
gunpowder. See Gunpowder.
Atlas powder, Baking powder, etc. See under Atlas,
Powder down (Zo["o]l.), the peculiar dust, or exfoliation,
of powder-down feathers.
Powder-down feather (Zo["o]l.), one of a peculiar kind of
modified feathers which sometimes form patches on certain
parts of some birds. They have a greasy texture and a
Powder-down patch (Zo["o]l.), a tuft or patch of
Powder hose, a tube of strong linen, about an inch in
diameter, filled with powder and used in firing mines.
Powder hoy (Naut.), a vessel specially fitted to carry
powder for the supply of war ships. They are usually
painted red and carry a red flag.
Powder magazine, or Powder room. See Magazine, 2.
Powder mine, a mine exploded by gunpowder. See Mine.
Powder monkey (Naut.), a boy formerly employed on war
vessels to carry powder; a powder boy.
Powder post. See Dry rot, under Dry.
Powder puff. See Puff, n. Atlas powderAtlas At"las, n.; pl. Atlases. [L. Atlas, -antis, Gr. ?, ?,
one of the older family of gods, who bears up the pillars of
heaven; also Mt. Atlas, in W. Africa, regarded as the pillar
of heaven. It is from the root of ? to bear. See Tolerate.]
1. One who sustains a great burden.
2. (Anat.) The first vertebra of the neck, articulating
immediately with the skull, thus sustaining the globe of
the head, whence the name.
3. A collection of maps in a volume;
Note: supposed to be so called from a picture of Atlas
supporting the world, prefixed to some collections.
This name is said to have been first used by Mercator,
the celebrated geographer, in the 16th century.
4. A volume of plates illustrating any subject.
5. A work in which subjects are exhibited in a tabular from
or arrangement; as, an historical atlas.
6. A large, square folio, resembling a volume of maps; --
called also atlas folio.
7. A drawing paper of large size. See under Paper, n.
Atlas powder, a nitroglycerin blasting compound of pasty
consistency and great explosive power.
Meaning of Atlas powder from wikipedia
- the Giant Powder Company
by the Atlas Powder
, as well as the Hercules Powder
Company, had been formed
in 1912 as part of the...
- Circuit Court
in the "Powder
Case". Two new companies
upon the breakup, the Hercules Powder Company
and the Atlas Powder
- and merged
with the Atlas Powder
Company. Hurst served
as chief scientist
. He worked about
per w**** in the Atlas laboratory
- Atlas Shrugged
is a 1957 novel
by Ayn Rand. Rand's fourth
novel, it was also her longest, and the one she considered
to be her magnum
- in the creation
of two new companies
in 1912, Atlas Powder Company
and Hercules Powder
Company. Atlas received
the explosives manufacturing portion
- Windham. The facilities officially opened
23, 1942, although
the Atlas Powder Company commenced operations there
18, 1941. During World
- in the creation
of the Hercules Powder Company
Inc. and now part of Ashland
Inc.) and the Atlas Powder Company
(purchased by Imperial
- Missouri, 55 km west of St. Louis. The site was originally operated
by the Atlas Powder Company during World
War II from 1941 to 1945 to produce
- Atlas Powder
Company, while California Powder Works
double-base smokeless powder patents
were ****igned to Hercules Powder
Company's smokeless powder
- by chemist Gerald Hurst
in the 1960s during
with the Atlas Powder
Company. The Astrolite family consists
of two compounds, Astrolite
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