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birdshot

A type of small shot—from 0.05 to 0.18 inches in diameter—found in shotgun shells, which is used to hunt birds (e.g., ducks, pheasant) and other small animals.
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The cheapest, weakest low-brass birdshot failed to eject about one round per magazine.
The birdshot that killed Sabbagh was fired from a range of eight metres (yards), which normally would cause wounds but not death, he claimed.
A statement released by the BBC later that afternoon said: "Jeremy was hit by birdshot or shrapnel from birdshot while reporting outside the officer's club in Cairo.
Abu Hamed was convinced that the birdshot had been fired by the police at the stone-throwing protesters.
Police said the man was hit from about 10ft away with 27 pellets of birdshot.
The investigation was launched over the death of Bahraini Ahmad Jaber after the report of the medical examiner of the Public Prosecution attributed the death to injury by birdshot [stray bullet] and the report of Bahrain International Hospital said the death was due to severe drop in the blood circulation that led to the heart stopping," the assistant under-secretary for legal affairs said yesterday.
BNA) -- The Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs at the Interior Ministry announced on Friday that an immediate investigation into the death of the Bahraini Ahmed Jaber was ordered following a report by forensic experts of the Public Prosecution indicating that the death was the result of an injury by a police birdshot and another report of Bahrain International Hospital attributing it to a severe drop in the blood circulation and the respiratory system that led to heart failure.
410 shotgun patterns, not the doughnut patterns caused by birdshot or buckshot being spun by a revolver's rifling.
after a student reported finding loaded 12-gauge birdshot shells in a restroom.
Police in Jackson near Columbus, Ohio, said it was fortunate that birdshot had been fired otherwise Beavers could have been killed.
One of the hunting dogs behind him stepped on the trigger and up to 120 birdshot pellets hit him in the left calf at short range.
Sarcoid and birdshot are rare uveitis subtypes, which could be classified as Orphan indications due to their small patient size.