musket ball


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Noun1.musket ball - a solid projectile that is shot by a musketmusket ball - a solid projectile that is shot by a musket; "they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball"
pellet, shot - a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear"
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Certainly, there are incredible tales told in the encyclopaedias,” returned Elnathan, “though I cannot say that I have ever seen, myself, anything larger than a musket ball extracted.
When this was done, and all safe upon deck, the captain ordered the mate, with three men, to break into the round-house, where the new rebel captain lay, who, having taken the alarm, had got up, and with two men and a boy had got firearms in their hands; and when the mate, with a crow, split open the door, the new captain and his men fired boldly among them, and wounded the mate with a musket ball, which broke his arm, and wounded two more of the men, but killed nobody.
The report described the musket ball as 'wedge-shaped, possibly from hitting the gap between two stones in a wall.
8232;Mr Carpenter and a team of diggers found the remains of two men, including one with a musket ball underneath his ribs.
Whenever I've seen a soldier's 400-year-old breastplate in a museum or antique shop, there's always a musket ball dent in it.
The bone has a hole on the top, probably where the fighter was fatally hit by a musket ball.
A prehistoric flint tool, an Elizabethan sixpence and a musket ball dating back as far as 1600 are among archaeological treasures found by amateur Indiana Joneses.
Although intended as a symbol of the Allied victory, it was erected by order of the King of the Netherlands to mark the spot where his son, the Prince of Orange, was knocked off his horse by a musket ball.
She was hit on the leg with a musket ball but discovered her husband still alive and managed to drag him to the edge of the battlefiel Pte McMullen lost both arms because of his injuries.
His nicknames "Bull" or "Bull Head" came both from his great booming voice and a legend that a musket ball once bounced off his head.
More recent finds include a 17th century Civil War musket ball and Victorian pencils and clay marbles from the 19th century - with the arm of a 1980s C3PO action figure bringing discoveries right up to the present day.
We are busy preparing data on Colonel John Thorne Weyland, who fought in the War 1812 and who took a musket ball in his right bicep, 06 June 1813 in the Battle of Stoney Creek.