Shrapnel


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Shrapnel

In the United Kingdom, a slang term for loose coins in one's pocket.
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Anwar Isma'il al-Masri (47), who sustained a shrapnel wound to his finger.
Oleg Goren, a 21-year-old student who said he was injured by a grenade that left him with shrapnel on the right side of his face and in his arm and leg, was on the operating table on Wednesday.
The bomb disposal squad examined it and said it was a British 13-pounder shrapnel shell.
Shrapnel was bitterly disappointing last season when failing to justify favouritism on numerous occasions for Charles Byrnes.
Shrapnel wen die Anglo Gold Ashanti Smeltkroes-prys vir die beste nuwe Afrikaanse teaterteks in 2009, die Beeld Plus Aartvark-prys vir 'n snykant werk (spesifiek vir regie en ontwerp) by Aardklop 2009 en ontvang die ATKV Woordveertjietoekenning vir dramatekste in 2010.
Victoria Fabian, 32, suffered serious shrapnel injuries in the blast outside the family home at Vigo, Kent.
Corporal Paul Mather, 29, was in agony from shrapnel wounds after being hit in a Taliban ambush.
English army officer, who invented the shrapnel shell.
These successful proof-of-feasibility experiments lead the researchers to believe that, in the future, such a robot not only could help treat shrapnel injuries on the battlefield, but might be utilized for such medical procedures as placing and removing radioactive "seeds" used in the treatment of prostate and other cancers.
A Second World War nurse injured in an explosion spoke of his shock after a piece of shrapnel fell from his mouth, 65 years later.
A SECOND World War nurse injured in an explosion has spoken of his shock after a piece of shrapnel fell from his mouth - 65 years later.
Iain MacDonald, 38, was on tour with his TA unit in the Helmand province when he was hit by flying shrapnel from a grenade.