clay plug

clay plug

[¦klā ¦pləg]
(geology)
Sediment, with a great deal of organic muck, deposited in a cutoff river meander.
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The projectile consisted of a 525-grain lead bullet, whose hollow point was filled with a wooden plug while a clay plug in the hollow base insured expansion to grip the rifling.
Its 480-grain hollow based bullet had a hollow point that was filled with a wooden plug, while a clay plug in the hollow base assured that the bullet expanded upon firing to engage the rifling.
Its 480-grain hollow-based bullet had a hollow point that was filled with a wooden plug, while a clay plug in the hollow base assured that the bullet expanded upon firing to engage the rifling.
Its 480-grain hollow-based bullet had a hollow point that was filled with a wooden plug while a clay plug in the hollow base assured that the bullet expanded upon firing to engage the rifling.
Its 525-grain hollow based bullet had a hollow point that was filled with a wooden plug, while a clay plug in the hollow base assured that the bullet expanded upon firing to engage the rifling.
Its 525-grain hollow-based bullet had a hollow point which was filled with a wooden plug while a clay plug in the hollow base assured that the bullet expanded upon firing to engage the rifling.
The clay plugs in the hollow skirts are clearly visible.
Foster also points to the reliance of earlier scholars on a series of misleading casts whilst Richard Wellender's conservation report usefully alerts the reader to the presence of fine surface detail which is often masked by the clay plugs and applied coating which remain from those casting processes.