from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The conical ball, with hollow base, used with the Minié rifle.
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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.