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powder and shot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n powder and shot ammunition consisting of gunpowder and bullets for muskets
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Usage

In literature:

They had, however, plenty of powder and shot.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
It was loaded with a tremendous charge of small shot, and a small charge of powder, for he did not want to kill.
"The Wild Man of the West" by R.M. Ballantyne
Crossed on his breast were the straps by which were supported his powder-horn and shot-flask.
"Hope and Have" by Oliver Optic
It was laden with our tent and provisions, and our rifles and powder and shot.
"The Grateful Indian" by W.H.G. Kingston
The English had leisure to send ashore for powder and shot.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Those are powder and shot.
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
To have killed the creature on the spot would have been a waste of powder and shot.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
It would be a waste of powder and shot to kill more, and worse still, it would be a waste of life.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
I went to the cabin where I had left my few belongings and filled my powder-horn and shot-pouch.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
To the servant they afford sufficient necessaries for the purpose, especially of powder and shot to hunt withal.
"The Pirates of Panama" by A. O. (Alexandre Olivier) Exquemelin
Cartridges were very valuable, as they furnished the only powder and shot the boys could get for hunting, and their supply was out.
"Two Little Confederates" by Thomas Nelson Page
I didn't want you foolin' with candles around powder and shot.
"A Young Man in a Hurry" by Robert W. Chambers
I told you my mind was made up; and it's folly wasting powder and shot against a stone wall.
"Captain Desmond, V.C." by Maud Diver
They must have run out of powder and shot and arrows.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
It can't be young Jimmy; he's hardly worth powder and shot from her point of view.
"Blake's Burden" by Harold Bindloss
This mode of massacre was preferred, as it was a saving of valuable powder and shot.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 89, May, 1875" by Various
By Jove, we might, and been at great Expence For Lead and Powder, here's a single Shot.
"Ponteach" by Robert Rogers
As he loaded it it seemed to the shepherd's wife as if all the powder and shot in the house was being poured into the barrel.
"The Monkey That Would Not Kill" by Henry Drummond
Fire arms, powder and shot were the articles most in demand among the natives.
"The Hawaiian Islands" by The Department of Foreign Affairs
He decided to put in all the powder and both bullets for his parting shot.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
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In poetry:

"Men," said the Admiral, "I abhor
To litter my boat with the shot and shell,
And it's very untidy to go to war
And scent my sails with the powder smell;
So load the cannon with scouring soap
And sachet powder of heliotrope."
"The Battle of Clothesline Bay" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

Finish it with a shot of whiskey, hot water, chile powder and cinnamon.
One of the ski industry's most dedicated photographers, Grant has shot for every major snow sports and outdoor publication world wide, including: ESPN, Outside, FHM, Powder, Skier, Skiing and Ski.
Chocolate chips, chocolate sprinkles, and cocoa powder create a triple shot of chocolate flavor.
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