Bullet

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A modren cartridge conseests o the follaein:
1. the bullet, as the projectile;
2. the case, which haulds aw pairts thegither;
3. the propellant, for example gunpouder or cordite;
4. the rim, which provides the extractor on the fireairm a place tae grip the casin tae remuive it frae the chamber ance fired;
5. the primer, which ignites the propellant.

The wird bullet is a fireairm term. A bullet is a projectile expelled frae the baurel o a firearm. The term is frae Middle French an oreeginatit as the diminutive o the wird boulle (boullet) which means "smaw baw." [1]

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  1. Merriam-Webster Dictionary (5th ed.). Springfield, Massachusetts: Merriam-Webster Incorporated. 1994. ISBN 0-87779-911-3.