from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The reach of the tongue; the distance the sound of words uttered by the tongue can be heard; ear-shot.
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So then she would stand timidly aloof out of tongue-shot, till her young tyrants 'pitchers were all filled, and they gone; and then creep up with hers.
Then, in Autumn, had we not the Duel of Cazales and Barnave; the two chief masters of tongue-shot meeting now to exchange pistol-shot?