blank shell

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Noun1.blank shell - a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet
cartridge - ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun
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When one of the L14's bombs hit Castle Rock, all the soldiers stationed in Edinburgh Castle could do was fire a blank shell from the famous One O'Clock gun.
Changes in absolute density of oysters (includes all size classes), live shell abundance (includes only shell with live oysters attached), and blank shell abundance (includes all other shell) measured on each of the three monitoring dates are shown in Figure 3.
Attending school the Friday before opening day is about as worthless as a blank shell, because there is no way I can focus on math, science or any other petty class.