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English → English (gcide) Definition: Atlas powder Powder \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. [1913 Webster] Grind their bones to powder small. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. An explosive mixture used in gunnery, blasting, etc.; gunpowder. See Gunpowder. [1913 Webster] Atlas powder, Baking powder, etc. See under Atlas, Baking, etc. 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 scaly exfoliation. Powder-down patch (Zo["o]l.), a tuft or patch of powder-down feathers. Powder hose, a tube of strong linen, about an inch in diameter, filled with powder and used in firing mines. --Farrow. 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. [1913 Webster] Atlas \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 tlh^nai to bear. See Tolerate.] 1. One who sustains a great burden. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) The first vertebra of the neck, articulating immediately with the skull, thus sustaining the globe of the head, whence the name. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 4. A volume of plates illustrating any subject. [1913 Webster] 5. A work in which subjects are exhibited in a tabular from or arrangement; as, an historical atlas. [1913 Webster] 6. A large, square folio, resembling a volume of maps; -- called also atlas folio. [1913 Webster] 7. A drawing paper of large size. See under Paper, n. [1913 Webster] Atlas powder, see Atlas powder in the vocabulary; a blasting compound containing nitroglycerin. [1913 Webster] Atlas powder \At“las pow”der\ A blasting powder or dynamite composed of nitroglycerin, wood fiber, sodium nitrate, and magnesium carbonate. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] ||

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