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Drug slang A regional term for isobutyl nitrite
Forensics A projectile which, when issued from a firearm, causes damage to person or property that correlates with its mass and velocity

bullet

Forensic medicine A charge which, when issued from a firearm, causes damage to person or property that correlates with its mass and velocity. See Ballistics, Black talon bullet, Dum-dum bullet, Hollow tip, Magic bullet, Retained bullet.

bullet

1. projectile for a humane killer that uses a conventional or free bullet.
2. a metallic, bullet-shaped mass given orally so as to lodge in the reticulum and discharge its critical component over a long period. Bullets containing cobalt selenium or magnesium are in use. Called also reticular retention bullets.

magnesium reticular bullet
heavy pellets delivering about 1 g magnesium daily administered orally to cattle as a prevention against hypomagnesemia; the 'bullets' lodge in the reticulum and are retained there until they dissolve completely.
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The rifles flashed, the leaves and bark of the oak flew into the air, and were scattered by the wind, but the Indian answered their assault by a taunting laugh, sending down upon them another bullet in return, that struck the cap of Hawkeye from his head.
De Jedge didn't git hurt, but I hear Pudd'nhead say de bullet snip some o' his ha'r off.
we will see whether it will escape these conical bullets.
The bullet struck so low down that probably his antagonist would never have aimed at that part of him--people never do; he would have aimed at his chest or head; so that probably the bullet hit him accidentally.
I commend it very specially to your attention, Lestrade and also the bullets which fit it.
A pleasant humming and whistling of bullets were often heard.
The best I could hope to ac-complish was to divert the thing from the girl to myself and then to place as many bullets as possible in it before it reached and mauled me into insensibility and death.
Bullets from the guns of the defenders who remained alive but added to the perils of their situation.
If I had brought someone along with me, we could have raked the great reptile from almost any position, but as the creature's mode of attack was always from above, he always found me ready with a hail of bullets.
When they had risen from the long grass with a horrid yell and had rushed in upon the hated intruders with couched spears only to be met by a blinding fire of Lee-Metford and revolver bullets their bravery vanished like breath from the face of a looking-glass.
It was but a short time after that that Tudor tried the same trick on him, the bullets pattering about him like spiteful rain, thudding into the palm trunks, or glancing off in whining ricochets.
Out of the school perhaps he would reach a score of the leviathans, his bullets biting into them like whip-lashes, so that each, like a colt surprised by the stock-whip, would leap in the air, or with a flirt of tail dive under the surface, and then charge madly across the ocean and away from sight in a foam-churn of speed.