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.
A musket ball and mortar shell were discovered from the Battle of Glenshiel only days before a ceremony involving clan chiefs, historian Neil Oliver and government minister Fiona Hyslop on Saturday.
A 300-YEAR-OLD musket ball and mortar shell have been discovered at the site of a "forgotten" Jacobite uprising.
It has a tiger stripe pattern unique to Tipu and there is also damage caused by the musket ball that killed him, the Mirror reported.
Nelson was hit in the arm by a musket ball in the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 1797 but after the surgeon aboard HMS Theseus immediately amputated the limb, the Vice Admiral was back barking orders inside half an hour.
He fought in more battles, eventually being wounded in 1864 when a musket ball shattered his leg below the knee.
Sydney: An archaeologist has discovered a mass grave in New Zealand containing the remains of 12 British soldiers who died at a trenched fort during a major battle against Maori tribes in 1846.
After four years searching for the graves - last recorded being seen by locals in 1851 - Jonathan Carpenter found the site in a quiet field in the country's far north.
He used a radar to locate the graves after tracking them down using information passed on by locals who were descended from both the Maori and British fighters.
Mr Carpenter and a team of diggers found the remains of two men, including one with a musket ball underneath his ribs.
Weyland fought in the Battle of Fort George on 27 May 1813 and was wounded on 06 June 1813 in the Battle of Stoney Creek where he took a musket ball in the left bicep.
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.