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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the manufacture of paper, the second quality of white paper-rags: so called from the fact that, in sorting the stock, the second-quality rags are sorted or “shot out” into a heap by themselves.

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  • On Sunday, the team was outshots 15-3 in the first period and allowed two goals on 18 shots in the second.

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  • “I just took to a canny bulkhead, as they ca’ them here; that is, the boards on the tap of their bits of outshots of stalls and booths, and there I sleepit as sound as if I was in a castle.

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  • "I just took to a canny bulkhead, as they ca 'them here; that is, the boards on the tap of their bits of outshots of stalls and booths, and there I sleepit as sound as if I was in a castle.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

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  • "In the manufacture of paper, the second quality of white paper-rags: so called from the fact that, in sorting the stock, the second-quality rags are sorted or “shot out” into a heap by themselves."

    - The Century Dictionary

    August 12, 2010