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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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69 cartridge, consisting of an issue 730-grain Minie bullet and 70 grains of black powder, it would seem that it would be no more punishing than shooting a Model 1842 Rifled Musket, which was even 6 ounces lighter than the Plymouth and about which there were few, if any, complaints.
577-caliber French-looking Minie bullet wrapped in a paper container with a 60-grain charge of black powder.
The 480-grain Minie bullet from our Euro-Arms, Dixie Gunworks, Springfield '63 loaded with the traditional 60-grain charge of FFg Goex started out at 1,034 fps and arrived at 500 yards with about the same amount of kinetic energy as the .