- n. a solid projectile that is shot by a musket
“One well-aimed musket ball would have cut Lord Thomas Monson down to size at this moment, and would have gone some way towards avenging the Swine Brook Field slaughter of the righteous.”
“But he had no musket and today there had been no musket ball with Black Thomas's name on it.”
“As Ganelon had heard the act described, Gramont would either stagger back as though hit by the shot, struggle to keep his footing, and then turn to face the audience with a smile and the musket ball held tightly between his steel teeth.”
“When Lavoisin did so, Edmond took the musket ball and held it aloft between thumb and finger to show the audience, although at that distance there was nothing to see.”
“In the twilight of the battle of May 31 around Fair Oaks Station, Joseph E. Johnston had been twice wounded—once in the right shoulder by a musket ball and, a few moments later, in the chest by a heavy fragment of shell.”
“He explained that he used a musket ball that came from the lead mines of elfdom, lead that killed without leaving a wound.”
“When Ganelon searched him he discovered a musket ball in a pocket of his smoking jacket.”
“I passed on rapidly towards the Porta della Lanterna from which point the firing had now become rapid, and meeting a man who had received a musket ball flesh wound, I asked him the news; he said that La Marmora's bersaglieri or light troops, had got over the wall.”
“Pho," said Belcour, "a musket ball from our friends, the Americans, may in less than two months make you feel worse.”
Charlotte Temple, a tale of truth; reprinted from the rare first American edition (1794), over twelve hundred errors in later editions being corected, and the preface restored; with an historical and biographical introduction, bibliography, etc., by Francis W. Halsey.
“The most celebrated of the Americans to fall was Joseph Warren, author of the Suffolk County Resolves, who had barely escaped death at Lexington two months before when a musket ball had taken off a lock of his hair rolled and pinned after the fashion of the day close to his ear.”
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