Favier explosive

Fa`vier´ ex`plo´sive


prop. n.1.Any of several explosive mixtures, chiefly of ammonium nitrate and a nitrate derivative of naphthalene. They are stable, but require protection from moisture. As prepared it is a compressed cylinder of the explosive, filled with loose powder of the same composition, all inclosed in waterproof wrappers. It is used for mining.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.