blank shell

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a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet


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Her son had been given the two blank shells by a uniformed veteran who participated in the ceremony Monday.
Each gun weighs 5,775 pounds and fires 75mm blank shells with 1.
They were led by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery firing 41 blank shells in Hyde Park, London.
When they drew even with the groom's house, about halfway down the canal, they were greeted by the booming of artillery as blank shells were fired from the opposite house.
About 2,000 people in a special cordoned-off area watched as six QF 13-pounder guns shared the shooting of the 1lb blank shells.