American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of chott.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In northern Africa, the bed of an old saline lake which has become dried up by excess of evaporation over precipitation, and is now filled with deposits of salt and gypsum mingled with sand blown from the adjacent desert. The word is frequently used by writers in English and other languages on the physical geography of northern Africa.
““If any got a shott at one Indian the fire imediately ran through the whole line though they saw nothing but trees,” a British officer said.”
“Why don't you get your panties out of a bunch go shott off your guns instead of your mourth and STFup Already!”
“Reply pretty funny me and my friends used to do almost the same thing we would stand in one spot shott a couple seconds then turn off the camera and bring some silly prop or someone else or somehting stupid inside the next shot kinda stupid but funny if you do it right”
“He explained that he can't: it's liable to be smashed by those shott-putting bag handlers, being 150 years old and worth a five-figure sum.”
“There first at the foot-ball he equalled any one that played; but in handleing his piece, in chargeing and dischargeing, he was so ready, and shott so near the marke, that he farre surpassed all his fellow schollars, and became a teacher of that art to them before the thretteenth year of his oune age.”
“The ships being four, appointed themselves in the best order they could, for the best shew, and shott off all theire ordinance to the value of twenty marks in powder.”
“Boiled for eight hours on end, they came through the ordeal "almost as hard as shott.”
“The regulars keep up an almost Constant Fire from their cannon & mortars at some or other of us, but neither shott nor shell has come near my”
“Expectation of a General Battle; no one can be here long without geting pretty well acquainted with the whistleing of Cannon & musket shott.”
“Cannon and Mortars at some or other of us, but neither shott nor shell has come near my Regt. as yet and they are at too great a distance to fire muskets at.”
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