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Originally described metal fragments from artillery shells, now used for any explosive. SlideHistorically, shrapnel referred to artillery shell fragments.
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Implies violent explosions and injuries, evoking powerful images and emotions. SlideSurvivors described the chaos and the terrifying shrapnel that flew during the battle.
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Suggests danger or harm, often used in contexts of warfare and violent incidents. SlideThe bomb squad managed to contain the explosion, minimizing the threat of shrapnel.