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  • n  a soft-nosed small-arms bullet that expands when it hits a target and causes a gaping wound

  • These projectiles, akin to dumdum bullets, contain a small aluminum canister filled with an explosive compound.
  • What had out raged Italians was a report that greedy British munitioneers had secretly supplied Haile Selassie's troopers with dumdum bullets against all the rules of civilized .
  • The fusillade of shotgun pellets and dumdum bullets went on for six minutes.
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