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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.
References in classic literature ?
Again he aimed and fired, the bullet splintering the gunwale of the canoe close by Baynes' face.
I'm speaking of actual bullets and not loaded ammunition, which the idiots in the news media continually and mistakenly call "bullets.
These new cartridges make it possible to effectively seat long bullets in short or long actions and still allow us to feed them from common, detachable-box magazines.
For the last 43 years, residents of Nyaribo Village in Nyeri have been forced to adapt to a daily routine that requires them to take cover from live bullets flying over their heads and homes.
Weaker bullets obturate harder against the bore, and obturation increases as chamber pressure increases.
5-inch barrel, and as I contemplated it shortly after putting the pistol together I wondered what kind of performance I could expect from bullets out of the shorter-than-rifle length barrel.
Q: I am thinking about using cast bullets for my handloads, and I have two questions.
Killing humanely at long range (I'll leave "ethically" out of this) requires specialized rifles, optics, and, especially, bullets.
Manila: The government must not just work on stopping the practice of planting bullets on passengers' belongings but also prosecute airport personnel concerned for the misdeed so that it finally stops, said an official of the Catholic Church.
Two, pure lead bullets generate airborne particles when fired, and while indoor range exhaust systems keep things at a safe level, if you don't follow safe practices such as washing your hands after shooting, you're needlessly exposing yourself to lead hazards.
In the early days, bullets were cast slightly undersize, and cloth patches were used to prevent these deleterious effects.