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  • n. Plural form of shot-gun.


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  • The hunters came trooping on deck with shot-guns and ammunition-boxes, and, most unusual, their rifles.

    Chapter 25

  • Now and again we saw a sail lower, heard the reports of the shot-guns, and saw the sail go up again.

    Chapter 24

  • It was men, with their rifles and shot-guns, that might bring him to ultimate grief.


  • Some dedicated turkey shot-guns are a thing to behold and everyones got to have the tightest choke imaginable to extend their range.

    Rifle hunting turkeys

  • With this purpose in view, I loaded one of the shot-guns, carefully — choosing it, as being more deadly than a rifle, at close quarters; and then, after a final scrutiny of the grounds, from the tower, I called

    The House on the Borderland

  • He opened one of the cabinet doors to reveal scores of other rifles, shot-guns and handguns, some of which he owned, others he was borrowing or were being analyzed for court cases and lawsuits against manufacturers, a big part of his business.

    Defending the Damned

  • I saw that my friends were using shot-guns and firing with black powder into the mob in the water.

    Prester John

  • Therefore I rushed out at once, as if shot-guns were unknown yet; not from any real courage, but from prisoned love burst forth.

    Lorna Doone

  • Four or five rifles and “shot-guns,” and a piece of raw meat, were hanging against the wall.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • They fired a large number of efficient shot-guns into the brown of the covey, and they claimed a high and steady average of birds.



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