Smoky, Ted's experience told him, never would have moved from beside the sycamores if this bullet had mushroomed.
It shot a bullet as big as your thumb which mushroomed out and exploded, as soon as it hit.
The hollow-fronted ball struck on the ribs, and traversing the vitals, "mushroomed" itself against the shoulder-blade.
It mushroomed with a flare of scorching radiance that drove needles of agony into the gangster's body.
Even Step Hen recognized it as the mushroomed bullet that had been fired from his rifle.
It was a soft-nosed bullet, probably of thirty caliber, which had mushroomed after striking something.
The first was split and mushroomed much more than the other, but the butts of both were intact.
In some subtle way the two mushroomed bullets were the same and yet were different to the unused one.
Presently they came to an enormous dust cloud that had mushroomed out over the trees.