Thesaurus / ricocheted
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


It is probable that a larger mass of the shrapnel ball, causing the greater damage to the bone, ricocheted out of the wound.

Gwynplaine, if we may coin the expression, ricocheted from one surprise to another.

One of the tiny slugs stung through my calf and ricocheted down the passage.

GreylornJohn Keith Laumer

His chance shot had ricocheted; whatever story Dan had concocted tied in with Jeff's trip to Ackerton.

Trading Jeff and his DogJames Arthur Kjelgaard

The missile was a fragment of a ricocheted rifle ball, with a part of the lead core carried in a portion of the jacket.

The balls generally fell short, and as they ricocheted, our men stepped aside.

The shell struck just short of the target and then ricocheted and made another splash beyond the target.

Bill Bruce on Forest PatrolHenry Harley Arnold

The shot struck the comb of the ridge, within several yards of the group, and ricocheted off into the distant hills.

The Rifle RangersCaptain Mayne Reid

It ricocheted three times with a twanging noise and split along the centre.

He moved too fast, jerked his muscles too hard, and went sailing up and over the cot and ricocheted off the dome wall.

The Risk ProfessionDonald Edwin Westlake

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