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Rifle ball   /rˈaɪfəl bɔl/   Listen
Rifle ball

noun
1.
A bullet designed to be fired from a rifle; no longer made spherical in shape.






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"Rifle ball" Quotes from Famous Books



... 'Conservation of Energy,' which is to conclude, as we shall see presently, with the prophecy of its total extinction as far as the present world is concerned,—by clothing in a "properly scientific garb," our innocent impression that there is some difference between the blow of a rifle stock and a rifle ball; he prepares for the scientific toilet by telling us in italics that "the something which the rifle ball possesses in contradistinction to the rifle stock is clearly the power of overcoming resistance," since "it can penetrate through oak-wood ...
— The Storm-Cloud of the Nineteenth Century - Two Lectures delivered at the London Institution February - 4th and 11th, 1884 • John Ruskin



Words linked to "Rifle ball" :   slug, bullet



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