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Definition: Atlas powder
, n. [OE. poudre, pouldre, F. poudre, OF. also
poldre, puldre, L. pulvis, pulveris: cf. pollen fine flour,
mill dust, E. pollen. Cf. Polverine
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
, Baking powder
, etc. See under Atlas
(Zo["o]l.), the peculiar dust, or exfoliation,
of powder-down feathers.
(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
(Zo["o]l.), a tuft or patch of
, a tube of strong linen, about an inch in
diameter, filled with powder and used in firing mines.
(Naut.), a vessel specially fitted to carry
powder for the supply of war ships. They are usually
painted red and carry a red flag.
, or Powder room
. See Magazine
, a mine exploded by gunpowder. See Mine
(Naut.), a boy formerly employed on war
vessels to carry powder; a powder boy.
. See Dry rot
, under Dry
. See Puff
, 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 tlh^nai to bear. See
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
, see Atlas powder
in the vocabulary; a
blasting compound containing nitroglycerin.
Atlas powder \At“las pow”der\
A blasting powder or dynamite composed of nitroglycerin, wood
fiber, sodium nitrate, and magnesium carbonate.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.] ||