Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The conical ball, with hollow base, used with the Minié rifle.

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Examples

  • At this moment Early received a minié ball in his shoulder.

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  • A minié ball had entered near the throat and crashed into the right shoulder.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • A minié ball had broken the outer coating of the skull and cracked the inner coating, but had not penetrated the brain.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • Gordon heard the ugly, familiar thud of a minié ball close by.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

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