He was wounded six separate times by 14 different bullets or shrapnel shards.
Only a grenade pin and a few pieces of shrapnel could be found in the vicinity of the cave.
In theory, someone could be relatively close to the explosion and survive since the shrapnel would zip by harmlessly overhead.
A couple weeks ago, I found a pea-sized shard of shrapnel from a past attack in a parking lot.
The new polio threat is a major and predictable consequence of war, just like shrapnel injuries and broken families.
They went on with their spading in the fields, while shrapnel was pinging.
One of them was wounded in the arm by shrapnel as they were carrying him, but he kept his hold.
It exploded almost in our midst, and I was unlucky enough to get in the way of one of the shrapnel bullets.
How often have I felt anxious seeing these shrapnel through the telescope.
Some were killed on the decks of the transports by shrapnel.
1806, from Gen. Henry Shrapnel (1761-1842), who invented a type of exploding, fragmenting shell when he was a lieutenant in the Royal Artillery during the Peninsular War. The invention consisted of a hollow cannon ball, filled with shot, which burst in mid-air; his name for it was spherical case ammunition. Sense of "shell fragments" is first recorded 1940. The surname is attested from 13c., and is believed to be a metathesized form of Charbonnel, a diminutive form of Old French charbon "charcoal," in reference to complexion, hair color, or some other quality.
An obnoxious patient
[1970s+ Medical; fr subhuman piece of shit]