from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Large shot used for shooting wild ducks.


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  • Next to him is Dave Dyer the druggist — you met him this afternoon — mighty good duck-shot.

    Main Street

  • Upon which she pulled the trigger with all the force of her thumb, and a quarter of a pound of duck-shot went out with a blaze on the dancers.

    Lorna Doone

  • However, a round of duck-shot had some effect, though the blacks who escaped the pickling slapped themselves in a defiant and grossly-contemptuous manner.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • He fired his gun, wounding two with the duck-shot, and his pistol, without hurting any one.

    French Pathfinders in North America

  • The doctor said that thirty-two duck-shot had entered my shoulder and back of my head, and three buckshot had passed entirely through my shoulder.

    Memoirs of a Southerner

  • Next to him is Dave Dyer the druggist -- you met him this afternoon -- mighty good duck-shot.

    Main Street

  • It often follows his trail out of curiosity, and often the trapper who is so followed gets the Lynx by waiting in ambush; then it is easily killed with a charge of duck-shot.

    The Arctic Prairies : a Canoe-Journey of 2,000 Miles in Search of the Caribou; Being the Account of a Voyage to the Region North of Aylemer Lake

  • The contents of the weapon, consisting of powder and duck-shot, entered his left side from a distance of not more than a yard off.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Cortlandt tried to disconcert the enemy by raining duck-shot on its scale-protected eyes, while the two rifles tore off great masses of the horn that covered the enormously powerful legs.

    A Journey in Other Worlds

  • Just as the doctor was about to investigate one of them with his duck-shot, the enormously inflated tops of the creatures collapsed with a loud report, and the entire group soared away.

    A Journey in Other Worlds


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