Synonyms for pellet

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He held the pellet above the mouth of the bottle, but his eyes were on his pupils.

The maiden took the pellet into her mouth again and said: “Now all is well!”

The pellet began to glow fiercely, throwing off an intense heat.

Gregory nodded bleakly, sobering at once, and swallowed the pellet.

That is, the motion looked like a toss, but the pellet traveled like a bullet.

I barely tasted the pellet, and replaced it carefully in the vial.

She only halted to scratch where a twenty-two pellet had stung her hide.

A bit horrified, I perceived that the pellet was embedded about a half-inch in.

Why did not you pinch a flowerIn a pellet of clay and fling it?

Miss Naylor, who had been rolling a pellet of bread, concealed it hastily.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French pelote "small ball" (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *pilotta, diminutive of Latin pila "ball, playing ball, the game of ball," perhaps originally "ball of hair," from pilus "hair" (see pile (n.3)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PELLET

ball

nounglobe, sphere

capsule

nountablet, usually medicine
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