Origin of Minié ball
Examples from the Web for minie ball
He had scarcely struck three blows before he fell dead, pierced by a Minie-ball.
At the sound of her master's voice the metif woman fell to the ground as if struck by a Minie-ball.Among the Pines|James R. Gilmore
A Minie-ball had gone through his left arm into his breast and almost through his body, lodging in the right side of his back.
Now, for the first time, I heard the keen whistle of the Minie-ball.
Two others followed in sharp succession, and there went close by Mary's ear the waspish whine of a minie-ball.Standard Selections|Various
Word Origin for Minié ball
kind of rifle bullet, 1853, named for its inventor, French army officer Claude-Étienne Minié (1814-1879), who designed it 1847-8.