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Amtal Rule  
  Testing to destruction  

AMTAL or AMTAL RULE: a common rule on primitive worlds under which something is tested to determine its limits or defects. Commonly: testing to destruction.
Technovelgy from Dune, by Frank Herbert.
Published by Putnam in 1965
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