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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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On the main road outside Wad Ramli, piles of sodden furniture are strewn about as homeless families shelter in dozens of make-shift tents.
Pressure variations with small changes in the hull, propellant, wad or primer can be significant.
The original Flitecontrol wad was exclusively for non-ported chokes.
But the defence witness, who has almost three decades of experience, told the jury that in his opinion it was not possible to say beyond reasonable doubt the wad examined was discharged from the shotgun in question.
And the former glamour model, who stepped out in a purple nightie, paid the bill at a West End hotel with a wad of PS20 notes before heading to a club.
Mean WAD and NSNP baseline characteristics were compared descriptively and with hypothesis testing as appropriate to data distribution.
The use of wads in pistol ammo is unwise nonetheless.
The Circle Fly guy told me his fibre wads are the best.
The report said the commission conducted interviews and contacted several sources in the SPLM-N controlled areas around Wad Abouk.
Persistent pain and disability is common, with up to 50 percent of patients with acute whiplash-associated disorder (WAD) not fully recovering and continuously experiencing multiple symptoms such as chronic neck pain, fatigue, dizziness, concentration difficulties, and headaches [1-3].
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.
Under this contract, the company shall be responsible for engineering designs and works and implementation of infrastructure and housing as the first stage to build the residential city within King Abdullah Project for the development of Wad Al-Shmal city.