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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dead-shot an unerring marksman
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. deád; Goth. dauths, Ger. todt, from root of die.


In literature:

Men were shot dead on either side of him.
"Fighting in Flanders" by E. Alexander Powell
I chose him at once; took aim, and shot him dead.
"Summer on the Lakes, in 1843" by S.M. Fuller
The Indian, who had seen his wife and child shot down before his face, fired his rifle and the man fell dead.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VII" by Various
The sinister stranger was hardly fifteen feet removed from him, and Larry was a dead shot.
"J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 2" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
But it rebounded from the pocket-book; otherwise, I should have been shot through the body and fallen dead on the spot.
"Among the Trees at Elmridge" by Ella Rodman Church
On his way there he was shot dead by a man called O'Donnell, who appears to have gone out with him for the purpose.
"The Story Of Ireland" by Emily Lawless
A man sitting at his door was shot, beaten, and left for dead.
"A Social History of The American Negro" by Benjamin Brawley
Soon after, we heard that the fair songstress had been shot dead by the hand of the husband who adored her.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
Company H had lost many men; Pinckney Seabrook, a most gallant officer, had fallen dead, shot by some excited man far in our rear.
"Who Goes There?" by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
I soon saw a small bear walking on a log and shot him dead.
"Death Valley in '49" by William Lewis Manly
Every animal that died suddenly was killed by the dart of the fairies, or, in the language of the people, was 'shot-a-dead.
"Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I." by Sir James George Frazer
The rebels refused and shot one of the Osages dead.
"The American Indian as Participant in the Civil War" by Annie Heloise Abel
He had spent money and pulled all the wires he could at the reservation to keep "Dead-Shot" Wonota in his employ.
"Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest" by Alice B. Emerson
He was shot dead through the heart by a stray bullet.
"The Record of a Regiment of the Line" by M. Jacson
He'd better get shot good and dead; or he'll wish he had been.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
One Boer was found dead outside it, shot in the assault.
"Ladysmith" by H. W. Nevinson
Captain Hollings' groom was shot dead, and one of his palankeen-bearers was wounded.
"A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II" by William Sleeman
Wakeford was shot dead just as he reached his objective, but his action was entirely successful.
"The War Service of the 1/4 Royal Berkshire Regiment (T. F.)" by Charles Robert Mowbray Fraser Cruttwell
Pistols or swords make no difference to me, for I am a dead shot and an expert swordsman.
"Frank Merriwell Down South" by Burt L. Standish
Three or four attempted it, and were instantly shot dead.
"Our Soldiers" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

But we had one awful sorrow,
It almost turned my head,
When a mean and wicked cretur
Shot Mister Lincoln dead.
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins
And each half-hour they change the lead,
Though I have never read
Where any fat bell-whether was
Shot, in the mountains, dead.
"Up North" by David Campbell
Then savages swarmed into three canoes very close by,
And every bow was drawn, while they savagely did cry;
But thee heroic Stanley quickly shot two of them dead,
Then the savages were baffled and immediately fled.
"A Tribute to Henry M. Stanley" by William Topaz McGonagall
How from the hill-top where our eyes beheld
In even ranks the plumed and bannered maize
Range its long columns, in the days of old
The live volcano shot its angry blaze,--
Dead since the showers of Noah's watery days;
"American Academy Centennial Celebration" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
I would sing about the blossoms, and the sunshine and the sky,
And the tiny wife I mean to have in such a cosy nest;
And if some one came and shot me dead, why then I could but die,
With my tiny life and tiny song just ended at their best.
"Valentine's Day" by Charles Kingsley
And many were to be seen engaged in a hand-to-hand fight,
And drinking whisky, and singing wild songs, oh! what a shameful sight!
But a number of the thieves were lynched and shot
For robbing the dead of their valuables, which will not be forgot.
"The Pennsylvania Disaster" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

A young Florida girl is "not the same" after seeing her older sister, 13, shot dead on a school bus early Tuesday, allegedly by a 15-year-old boy.
Young man shot dead on Halloween night in East Vancouver.
On Oct 28, Anchorage police say a man in his mid-twenties was shot downtown and later declared dead at a local hospital.
Puerto Rican boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho has been declared brain dead after being shot in the face on Tuesday, Nov 20, El Nuevo Dia reports.
A deer hunter is dead after being accidentally shot by his companion.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says the three dead whooping cranes were shot with a gun.
A security official with the US Embassy in Yemen was shot dead on his way to work Thursday, Yemeni officials said.
0New York City officials say several people have been shot outside the Empire State Building and that the gunman is dead.
Two people are reportedly dead, including the shooter who was shot by police.
Darlene Sitler was allegedly shot dead by her ex-husband in a Coudersport, Pa. Church on Sunday.
A pair of men who were shot dead near Summit Thursday have been identified by the Pierce County Medical Examiner 's Office.
And another 21-year-old UNO student, Brittany Williams, was shot dead as she waited in the drive-thru at a fast food restaurant at 30th Street and Craig Avenue in 2008.
A Marion County sheriff's deputy is dead after being shot in the line of duty.
A pair of men who were shot dead near Summit Thursday have been identified by the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office.
HELSINKI—Three people were shot dead in southwestern Finland, most likely in an attack motivated by jealousy, Finnish police said Saturday.

In science:

This can be done, for example, by pasing its output through a non-retriggerable one-shot pulse shaping circuit which produces pulses of a constant length and which itself has the dead time slightly above the longest dead time observed in the detector.
Quantum random number generator