Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bullet of smaller caliber than that of the musket or harquebus; hence, a light firearm carrying such a bullet. See demi-hag.
- n. In golf, a stroke of less distance than a full shot, and played with a half swing: less than a three-quarter shot and more than a wrist or quarter shot.
“They give you a little half-shot of each type of tequila, so we tasted each one in order and talked about the difference.”
“The Ulsterman's chance were not completely extinguished but Hercules himself might have been daunted by the task of making up one shot, especially with the 18th hole playing more than a half-shot over its listed par of four.”
“Wasn't planning to drink, either, but I had one of those Bacardi fizzy drinks and then much later I had a half-shot of tequila (my first) because the host (who was drunk himself) would let me just have a taste.”
“` ` Niko threw me a half-pass, half-shot, and I was just trying to tip it, '' Hossa said.”
“One thing to note is that you will not be able to blog if you go to Starbucks and order an extra hot, low fat, no whip, half-shot latte.”
“Lieutenant Lee Jones was there, looking about as red-eyed and half-shot as me.”
“But remember, you and I only had a half-shot apiece, not full glasses of the stuff.”
“Some all-hot half-shot was headin 'for the hot spot snappin' his fingers clappin 'his hands”
“The whole population seemed to be half-shot, and the applause as we drove through the streets was abandoned and hilarious.”
“They came on till they were within half-shot of our little wood, when we fired one musket without ball, and called to them in the Russian tongue to know what they wanted, and bade them keep off; but they came on with a double fury up to the wood-side, not imagining we were so barricaded that they could not easily break in.”
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