What does the word pellet mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by G. A. Henty
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