Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A high explosive mixture consisting of 3 parts of ammonium nitrate and 1 part of aluminium.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An explosive consisting of a mixture of powdered aluminum and ammonium nitrate.
“Our greatest trial was the German canister--a two-gallon drum with a cylinder inside containing about two pounds of an explosive called ammonal that looked like salmon paste, smelled like marzipan and, when it went off, sounded like the Day of Judgement.”
“As the flames reached the cordite and ammonal there was a colossal and continuing noise.”
“Quickly we drove the camels off the open road into the bush-speckled ground, where their irregular colouring would not be marked by the enemy airmen; for the loads of blasting gelatine, my favourite and most powerful explosive, and the many ammonal-filled shells of the”
“Hickman went out at 8.0 p.m. and reported that the gaps were good, and that the ammonal tubes which the”
“Several dug-outs were bombed, and in some cases set on fire, one being blown up by the Royal Engineers with an ammonal tube.”
“They were to carry 6-feet tubes full of ammonal for blowing gaps in the wire.”
“Tommy used to manufacture out of jam tins, ammonal, and mud.”
“Powdered aluminum is used for the production of high temperatures in the Thermite process, and is a constituent of the explosive, ammonal, and of aluminum paints.”
“One bomb fell near to the main ammonal magazine, but, very fortunately, failed to explode.”
“The country was flat and desolate; periodically the ground would shake and tremble, and in No Man's Land chalk and rubble and the salmon-pink fumes of ammonal would shoot upwards, showing that the men of the underworld still carried on.”
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