from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ordnance, a shell adapted for firing from a rifled cannon.


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  • It displayed at the end of the ball the copper capsule of a rifle-shell.

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields

  • "There is but one kind of missile which produces such a terrible wound -- the percussion rifle-shell, perfected years ago by an army officer in India, and since then introduced into every part of the globe.

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields


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