from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small lead shot for shotgun shells.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small lead shot, or ammunition, used in shotgun shells.
- n. A rifle or pistol cartridge containing small shot instead of a single projectile.
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The ballistics of shotguns and birdshot is well known to tens of millions of Americans who hunt fowl.
i have two (2) questions: do you think high brass birdshot is good enough or is buckshot (i'm thinking #4 buck) the way to go? who do i make the check out to?
And the higher the number on the buckshot, the closer it is to birdshot, which is about the last thing you would consider appropriate for deer hunting.
It is much more likely that the hunters, Cheney and the rest of his group, were using either number 8 or number 9 birdshot, which is a much tinier pellet.
In January, sufferers of a potentially blinding condition called birdshot retinochoroidopathy uveitis learned that Zenapax, the best drug for keeping symptoms at bay, had been discontinued by drugmaker Roche.
Well, the government has their hand in it for sure, and they use handicapping equipment such as birdshot weights on strong people, and ear piercing bursts of sound on people who concentrate too much to pull talented people back down to “normal.”
In the inquiry into the incident it transpired that the police had not been equipped with non-lethal forms of crowd control such as birdshot, teargas or rubber bullets, and had instead been instructed not to use such equipment, because, as one officer testified at the inquiry, 'it did not immobilise demonstrators.
I typed "birdshot" into Google to see if it was a compound word or two words and the third link it showed was google images with that guy Cheney shot as the second image.
He had some close calls in Cairo: He was lightly wounded by birdshot bullets fired in a protest crowd there on Jan. 29.
Bahrain's military took control of the capital Thursday, hours after riot police firing birdshot, rubber bullets and tear gas stormed an anti-government protest camp.
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