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wad

1
a small mass or ball of fibrous or soft material, such as cotton wool, used esp for packing or stuffing

wad

2
a soft dark earthy amorphous material consisting of decomposed manganese minerals: occurs in damp marshy areas

wad

[wäd]
(mineralogy)
A massive, generally soft, amorphous, earthy, dark-brown or black mineral composed principally of manganese oxides with some other minerals, and formed by decomposition of manganese minerals. Also known as black ocher; bog manganese; earthy manganese.
(ordnance)
A felt or cardboard pad used to secure the propellant in place in cartridges. Also known as wadding.
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Again, the sabot and over powder wad seem conventional, but tucked down inside the base of the sabot was a rubber, cushion wad, 1/8" thick on which the SST bullet was seated.
The paediatrician also said she did not believe it would be possible for the wad to become lodged as it did by efforts to remove it.
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Since most ammo will go nose down into the box, you risk the wad displacing and becoming an obstruction during transportation.
According to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center -- Silwan, the IOF stormed into Wad Yasul neighborhood at five o'clock Tuesday morning, sealing off the roads leading to the area.
And it is the air in the case that would expand when the over-powder wad went forward upon ignition of the powder and before the bullet was sent on its way.
The report said the commission conducted interviews and contacted several sources in the SPLM-N controlled areas around Wad Abouk.
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The powder charge is placed in the cylinder chamber, a wad is placed over the powder if desired, and an oversized round ball is seated using the built in rammer under the sixgun barrel.
Unfortunately for them, the wad of cash they stole had no shekels a but consisted of liras, the Israeli pound currency that was retired and replaced in 1980.