minié ball

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min·ié ball

 (mĭn′ē, mĭn′ē-ā′)
A conical rifle bullet used in the 1800s and designed with a hollow base that expanded when fired.

[After Claude Étienne Minié (1814?-1879), French army officer.]

Minié ball

(ˈmɪnɪˌeɪ; French miɲe)
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a conical rifle bullet, used in the 19th century, manufactured with a hollow base designed to expand when fired to fit the rifling
[C19: named after Capt C. E. Minié (1814–1879), French army officer who invented it]
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58 caliber Minie ball that was used in the gun when it was a muzzle loader.
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58 Minie ball, which was accurate out to 500 yards on man-size targets.
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She looked round at him with surprise, when a second volley was fired, and a Minie ball whizzing by her, entered the officer's body, and he fell a corpse, against her and then to the ground.
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And on the way back to his position he found the regimental commander with a Minie ball in his left leg, and brought him back to safety, too.
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Howard of the Army of Northern Virginia described the effects of Minie Ball on bone: '.