pellet

Part of speech: noun

A small round ball, as a small pill.

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Usage examples "pellet":

  1. In the evening Lady Juliana went to a large party; and as she was passing from one room into another she was startled by a little paper pellet thrown at her. - "Marriage", Susan Edmonstone Ferrier.
  2. Malcolm at once again rolled up the pellet, put it into his mouth and swallowed it, and then whispered to Ronald what he had just read. - "Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden", G. A. Henty.
  3. Then, as on the first occasion, he placed a pellet of paper on the table with their bread. - "Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden", G. A. Henty.