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Musket ball   /mˈəskət bɔl/   Listen
Musket ball

noun
1.
A solid projectile that is shot by a musket.  Synonym: ball.






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"Musket ball" Quotes from Famous Books



... how he came in the power of the enemy. "By the fate of war, he replied; I was taken in an action on York Island, carried on board a prison-ship in New-York, and sent with a number of others for England. I had received a wound in my thigh, from a musket ball, during the action; the wound mortified, and my thigh was amputated on the voyage; since which I have been rapidly wasting away, and I now feel that the cold hand of death is laid upon me." Here he became exhausted, and for some time ...
— Alonzo and Melissa - The Unfeeling Father • Daniel Jackson, Jr.

... all kinds were sent by Mayor Joseph Beard to Fort Drane and the posts on the St. John's, which were poorly equipped with ordnance and quartermaster's stores. He also sent a six-pounder cannon with necessary equipments of grape, canister, and round shot, ten thousand rounds of musket ball and buckshot cartridges, and a general supply of needful articles. Further supplies were drawn on their arrival ...
— General Scott • General Marcus J. Wright

... heavy wind from the S W and Some rain about mid night last, at day light this morning a verry black Cloud from the S W, with a Contined rore of thunder & Some lightening and rained and hailed tremendiously for about 1/2 an hour, the hail was the Size of a musket ball and Covered the ground. this hail & rain was accompand. by a hard wind which lasted for a fiew minits. Cloudy all the forepart of the day, after Part Clear. dispatched 4 men in 2 Canoes to the falls, to kill Buffalow, for their Skins & Meat others employd ...
— The Journals of Lewis and Clark • Meriwether Lewis et al

... cannon ball; or his heart, by a musket ball; or maybe he gets off with losing a hand or a leg; just as it happens. That makes no difference, either." He watched Daisy as he spoke, seeing a slight colour rise in her cheeks, and wondering what made the-child's quiet grey eyes ...
— Melbourne House, Volume 1 • Susan Warner



Words linked to "Musket ball" :   pellet, shot



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