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Small amount of a substance made from castor beans was a favorite poison in the spy world. Would work on any balls I guess.

Using pig lard on balls or bullets for Muslims is for their supestition fears not for magic.
 
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Curious, As I did not read the whole posts in this discussion, hopefully this was not mentioned. Watching the movie MASTER AND COMMANDER, the part where the ships surgeon was shot and the following scenes of the fellow removing the ball from his side wound. It seemed they were more worried about finding the clothing particles imbedded in the wound more than the ball.
Holds true up to current day.

In addition to complex traumata, gunshot injuries can cause wound infections at the bullet's entrance or exit and within the bullet path. Since the skin as a barrier against bacteria is injured, a wound can fundamentally be assumed to be contaminated with clothing particles, skin bacteria and air bacteria
 

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