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  • Once in a while they'd shoot back, just out of politeness, but I don't believe any of 'em ever took any medal at a schuetzenfest.

    Shorty McCabe

  • The war of the rebellion was a war, not a country schuetzenfest, with a chance to go home every night and sleep in a feather bed, and get

    Peck's Uncle Ike and The Red Headed Boy 1899

  • Because some of the early settlers in South Australia were from Germany and retained national ways in food and entertainment, mettwurst ` a kind of sausage 'or schuetzenfest ` an annual rifleman's contest and public picnic' (with nowadays a fair amount of beer to drink, a component perhaps reinforced by association with Oktoberfest) are words generally known to South Australians.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VI No 1

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