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  • But one wartime visitor noted that when the government offered a reward to anyone who could bring down an enemy plane, anti-aircraft defenceā€¦ became a local sport, like duck-shooting.

    The Last Empress

  • There was a lake in the story too, for it was a story about duck-shooting.

    The Years

  • In this so-called lake no water is visible, except a small marsh like the one near Toser, where we went duck-shooting.

    Travels in Morocco

  • In rapid succession, while flat broke, she encounters: the Wienie King, a small man with a wad that could choke a horse that he peels off for her; the Ale and Quail Club, a drunken man's duck-shooting party that proceeds to make her their mascot and shoot up the train they're all on; and the richest man in America (Vallee's one immemorial turn), who falls head-over-heels in love with her.

    Fourteen Ways of Looking at Late-Summer Reruns

  • The three duck-shooting punts, that Sharpe and Marriott had hauled onto the eastern bank just that morning, still lay in their tangle of awnings and hoops.

    Sharpe's Regiment

  • It told of an F-105 pilot who'd become a legend among disgruntled airmen fighting an air war under "rules of engagement" imposed by Washington that made it almost impossible to hit a meaningful target, and which had turned the skies over North Vietnam into a duck-shooting gallery.

    Martin, Edward H.

  • I told you the sort of thing I was doing at that time, but I don't think I said that I made inquiries from one or two people about duck-shooting, and had been told by some fishermen at Borkum that there was a big sailing-yacht in those waters, whose owner, a German of the name of Dollmann, shot a good deal, and might give me some tips.

    The Riddle of the Sands

  • But his first winter was to be given to his home, to his mother and sisters; and there, while pursuing too eagerly his favorite sport of duck-shooting from a canoe on the Savannah, his boat was overset, and, though his companion escaped by clinging to the canoe, he was borne down by the weight of his accoutrements and drowned.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 50, December, 1861

  • All day we poled round the shore of the lake, over flooded fields where the mustard had spread its cloth of gold a short week ago, over the very hedges we had scrambled through when duck-shooting in April, until in the evening we entered the river just below Sumbal.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • Amidst many tears and regrets, we have torn ourselves away from the cabin, where we could have spent another month or six weeks in perfect contentment; but a storm being predicted, and duck-shooting and fly-fishing being part of our Colorado programme, we accepted the loan of a house on a farm down in the valley, and are installed in it.

    A Lady's Life on a Farm in Manitoba

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