from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A highly explosive mixture of ammonium nitrate and trinitrotoluene.
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- n. A high explosive made from a mixture of ammonium nitrate and trinitrotoluene
*Sodium amatol was a barbiturate used to treat catatonic mutism.
There were some packages of pre-fabricated explosives with amatol, primer and chemical detonator combined in one neat unit with a miniature timing device that ranged from five seconds to five minutes, complete with sucker clamps.
We tried sodium amatol on him three years ago to find where he buried a Princton student; he gave 'em a recipe for chip dip.
"Seven hundred pounds of very high-grade amatol in that torpedo.
“I can’t be certain, but as far as I can see the explosive was either amatol or tetrol.