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"A bullet is a projectile propelled by a firearm, sling, or aer gun." Now, im pretty sure this is meant to be "air gun" or "airgun" i just wanted to make sure.
Figurative uses and wiktionary
I linked to wiktionary, and moved this section here in case any need moving to wiktionary.
The word for the bullet, usually because of its speed, is sometimes used figuratively, e.g.:
- The Bullet Ant.
- The Japanese Bullet Trains.
- The expression "bullet-headed" for a dolichocephalic shape of an animal's head.
- The term silver bullet, an extremely effective solution to a problem, comes from the modern addition to werewolf folklore that the monster is highly vulnerable to firearms using silver ammunition.
- The phrase "biting the bullet", meaning (usually mental) preparation for an unpleasant task or experience, refers to a patient biting on a lead bullet put between his back teeth to brace himself for a painful medical procedure (such as the removal of a bullet or amputation of a limb) before the advent ofanesthesia.
- In motion pictures (including television, narrative film and motion pictures and gameplay within videogames), bullet time is a digitally enhanced shot in which, first, the film's speed is reduced to extreme slow motion or, sometimes, to a static frame, and then, second, the camera rotates around the scene at normal speed, providing the viewer with a glimpse of the action from many different angles. Bullet time allows the viewer to capture action s/he would not be able to see in detail at normal speeds. It also allows the viewer to see this action from many angles that would be otherwise hidden from view. The bullet time technique is often used in videogames as a convention that allows the player special abilities, such as the ability to slow down time and gain the advantage from this. The term, "bullet time," was first used in reference to the film, The Matrix, that used this technique to create a slow motion shot of a series of fired bullets in which the camera circled around the bullets and their intended target.
- The expression "shooting blanks" is used idiomatically to refer to male sterility.
- "Bullet points" are a form of marking available in various typefaces.
Anyone opposed to a section of the more standard bullet shapes? Conical, pointed, wadcutter, semi-wadcutter, RNFP, rounded/ball, hollow point, and?? I think the biggest challenge is finding a similar series of images or illustrations. --Scalhotrod - Just your average banjo playing, drag racing, cowboy... (talk) 02:42, 19 August 2013 (UTC)