Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cartridge for smooth-bore firearms containing a spherical bullet and three buck-shot: now little used.
“While screening the dirt from the plow zone, we recovered many pieces of yellow and white ware, glass, and even a lead ball (from a buck-and-ball shot).”
“The Johnny had malice in his heart and buck-and-ball in his musket, but his eyes were not sufficiently numerous to adequately discharge all the duties laid upon him.”
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