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Shrapnel

In the United Kingdom, a slang term for loose coins in one's pocket.
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As most particles were analyzed, this is a reasonable assumption with the possible exception of oyster shell fragments, not all of which were sampled.
Nests depredated by ravens were similar to those depredated by snakes as they contained no shell fragments and had little disturbance around the nest.
Shell fragments and rounded caliche pebbles are found from the surface horizon and become more abundant with depth in the C horizon.
When the car came to a stop, the occupants all fled except for one female illegal immigrant who took some shell fragments in the arm.
This is on a par with saying "shrapnel" (a very specific projectile) to describe shell fragments.
The formations, through which the crossing was installed, consist primarily of soft alluvial sediments (sand, silt and clay) with trace amounts of fine gravel and shell fragments.
Layers rich in intact shells and shell fragments of lingulate brachiopods, forming phosphorite deposits of commercial interest, occur at certain levels of this succession (Raudsep 1987).
The tires had been blown out and the engine compartment had been punctured by a multitude of shell fragments.
In my case, I would have had to successfully evacuate the Skyraider and enter the water blind, with the probability of a tangled parachute harness and with my rubber immersion suit pierced by shell fragments and unable to offer protection from the freezing ocean.
Judges praised the exceptional quality of the product, which utilizes a new technical process to cut lobster tails without leaving shell fragments in the meat.
Shell fragments, fossils and bachiopods in limestone clearly indicate continental shelf conditions.
There was a rain of rocks, shell fragments, and clay ringing on steel helmets.