shooting-match love

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  • I'd been done with the whole shooting-match, squaws and all, if you hadn't broke me off.

    CHAPTER 28

  • Until the 1840s, they had been virtually the western and south-western limits of the U.S.A.; then came the war with Mexico, and the Yankees won the whole shooting-match that they own today.

    Flashman and The Redskins

  • And the whole shooting-match, she confided, bought on a sort of underground international black market.

    Killer Dolphin

  • When a folk-tribunal is called to decide which brother most deserves the princess and is unable to agree, the king proposes another test, -- a shooting-match.

    Filipino Popular Tales

  • Hence, thoughtless people, when forced to act in an affair of importance, blunder through it with no more chance of doing as they should than one would have of hitting a small or distant mark at a shooting-match, if previous practice had not given the power of hitting objects that are large and near.

    The Elements of Character

  • So he's gone, dog, cats, and the whole shooting-match.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman or Making Good

  • And I know a fellow who thought he was in the heart of Africa watching the savage beasts come down to a waterhole to drink, and then getting up in the morning to discover the whole shooting-match had taken up quarters in his back yard.

    Chums of the Camp Fire

  • "Once upon a time," the great unknown being engaged in a shooting-match near his dwelling, it came to pass that all the gun-wadding was spent, so that he was obliged to fetch _paper_ instead.

    Notes and Queries, Number 50, October 12, 1850

  • He's nobody now, apparently, but wait 'till he gets his fine work in an' he'll own the whole shooting-match.

    A Pirate of Parts

  • His travels, the shooting-match, the neighborhood, agriculture, all afforded subjects, and in a quarter of an hour Edward felt as if he had long been domesticated with these simple but truly well-informed people.

    International Weekly Miscellany - Volume 1, No. 6, August 5, 1850

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