amatol


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amatol

[′am·ə·tȯl]
(materials)
An explosive mixture composed of ammonium nitrate and trinitrotoluene; mixtures with 50% and 80% ammonium nitrate are used for small and large shells, respectively.
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Born in Amatol, NJ on March 17, 1919, son of Gladys Brewer and John Petter.
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