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  • The men on the other side had begun to use ball-cartridge.

    Prester John 2005

  • But ball-cartridge seemed to be plentiful hereabouts; during the whole of this and the next day, I remarked that bullets, notched for noise, were fired away in mere fun. 4

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah 2003

  • ‘Hewson, have your guard ready at eight o’clock, with their carbines clean, and a round of ball-cartridge each.

    The Purcell Papers 2003

  • By rigid adherence to them, far more than average proficiency in shooting is attainable without the expenditure of a single ball-cartridge.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 59, September, 1862 Various

  • Orpheuses, in which every third soldier shouldered a fiddle-case as a pendant to his musket, must have been curious to behold; suggesting the idea that the melodious warriors designed subduing their foes by the soothing strains of _jotas_ and _cachuchas_, rather than by the more cogent arguments of sharp steel and ball-cartridge.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847 Various

  • We had, of course, all loaded up with ball-cartridge and fixed the sword-bayonets to our rifles before we got up to the Arabs; and, by the orders of our commander, we gave them a volley at close quarters as we boarded.

    Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy John B. [Illustrator] Greene

  • Down the main street I went, blazing ball-cartridge from a Martini, and ran about the Cathedral grounds, firing any revolver handed me, while the populace applauded and the Archbishop laughed.

    High Albania Mary Edith 1909

  • The men on the other side had begun to use ball-cartridge.

    Prester John John Buchan 1907

  • What could the two cruisers _New York_ and _Brooklyn_, lying in dock for repairs, do without a single ball-cartridge on board?

    Banzai! by Parabellum Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff 1903

  • English troops pretended to be sulky, but there was joy in the hearts of all the subalterns, and whispers ran up and down the line: 'No ball-cartridge -- what a beastly shame!'

    Soldiers Three Rudyard Kipling 1900


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