from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having recently spawned and thus being less desirable as food. Used of fish, especially herring.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Past participle of shoot
- adj. Having ejected the spawn.
- adj. Shot out of its socket; dislocated, as a bone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Having ejected the spawn.
- n. Shot out of its socket; dislocated, as a bone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Shot out of its socket; dislocated, as a bone. See the quotation under shoulder-shotten.
- Having spawned; spent, as a fish.
- Sour; curdled, as milk.
- See herring.
Im not quite sure of the M2 but i have a SBEII and it is the best gun ive ever shotten.
Thou wottest well that I am a man now shotten in years, who hath never been blessed with a son, a sight to cool his eyes; so I know that my kingdom shall pass away to the stranger in blood and my name and memory will be blotted out amongst men.
She said, It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that the son of the Persian King, after disguising himself as an old man shotten in years and taking a seat in the garden, spread out somewhat of the jewels and ornaments before him and made a show of shaking and trembling as if for decrepitude and the weakness of extreme senility.
Now when their father, who was a man shotten in years, saw that his two eldest sons hated their brother, he feared lest after his death trouble should befall him from them.
I vant voto-grafs of hiss shotten-up body on zis desk by noon tomorrow!
Go thy ways, old Jack; die when thou wilt, if manhood, good manhood, be not forgot upon the face of the earth, then am I a shotten herring.
Early on the second day Morgiana went with veiled face to one Baba Mustafa, a tailor well shotten in years whose craft was to make shrouds and cerecloths, and as soon as she saw him open his shop she gave him a gold piece and said, "Do thou bind a bandage over thine eyes and come along with me."
Archers uttered out their arrows and eagerly they shotten;
The southeastern portion of the island of Newfoundland, as may be seen by a glance at the map, may be well described by that expressive epithet of "nook-shotten," which in Shakspeare is applied to the mother-island of which it is a dependent.
Her ears were almost as thick as my hand, her eyes awfully blood-shotten, her lips, nose, cheeks, chin, and whole head swollen so that no one would have known it was Etta -- and for all this, she had to turn round as she was going out and _thank her master!