from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A receptacle for the small shot used in hunting small game.
  • n. The ruddy duek, Erismatura, rubida: so called in allusion to the quantity of shot often required to kill it. See cut under Erismatura.


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  • He from time to time offered her snuff, of which he himself took great quantities, and even made her a present of a purse of silk grass, woven by the hands of the amiable Squinkinacoosta, who had used it as a shot-pouch in her hunting expeditions.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • These were designed as receptacles for such stray "specimens" in botany, geology or conchology as he might chance to discover _en route_; while thrust into a smaller breast-pocket he carried a brace of huntsman's pistols, with antique powder-horn and shot-pouch slung over the shoulder.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 29, August, 1873

  • A few pegs around the walls for a display of the coats of the women, and hunting-shirts of the men, and two small forks or buck-horns to a joist for the rifle and shot-pouch, completed the carpenter work.

    Life of Daniel Boone, the Great Western Hunter and Pioneer

  • It happened, however, that a piece of thick sole-leather was in his shot-pouch at the time, which received the ball, and preserved his life, although the force of the blow felled him to the ground.

    Life of Daniel Boone, the Great Western Hunter and Pioneer

  • The first cold streaks of dawn were just stealing into the sky the next morning when, accoutred with shot-pouch, powder-flask, and his old double-barrelled gun, Grandpa Davis made his way toward the branch.

    Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know

  • A new thrill of life fired me as I fished out my own rifle, a powder-horn, shot-pouch and linen patches.

    A Virginia Scout

  • A settler might be unfortunate enough not to possess a gun, but there was none who did not carry a moccasin-awl attached to the strap of his shot-pouch, a roll of buckskin for patches and some deerskin thongs, or whangs, for sewing.

    A Virginia Scout

  • I went to the cabin where I had left my few belongings and filled my powder-horn and shot-pouch.

    A Virginia Scout

  • He put the shot-pouch and the powder-flask into their proper drawer.

    The Calico Cat

  • He grabbed up the shot-pouch and released the proper charge into his hand.

    The Calico Cat


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