Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The conical ball, with hollow base, used with the Minié rifle.
“At this moment Early received a minié ball in his shoulder.”
“A minié ball had entered near the throat and crashed into the right shoulder.”
“A minié ball had broken the outer coating of the skull and cracked the inner coating, but had not penetrated the brain.”
“Gordon heard the ugly, familiar thud of a minié ball close by.”
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