from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of chott.

from The 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.


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  • “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.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Why don't you get your panties out of a bunch go shott off your guns instead of your mourth and STFup Already!

    Are we a Christian Nation?

  • 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

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Incredible Card Tricks

  • 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.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • 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.

    Old Mortality

  • 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.

    An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa

  • Boiled for eight hours on end, they came through the ordeal "almost as hard as shott."

    The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

  • 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

    The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn

  • Expectation of a General Battle; no one can be here long without geting pretty well acquainted with the whistleing of Cannon & musket shott.

    The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn

  • 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.

    The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn


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  • "Ariana: settlement of Jews and Andalusian refugees cohabiting, light of white and blue, tidy streets, town squares like little stage sets, harlequin or Punch and Judy, graveyard poignantly earthbound, salt plain culminating in a shott, then sand and sea."

    Talismano by Abdelwahab Meddeb, translated by Jane Kuntz, pp 80-81 of the Dalkey Archive Press paperback

    September 23, 2011