Another posts

mustered up the courage temujin definition torch songs definition tidy sum amber salt syzygy in a sentence expeditive definition personality inventories definition elan vital definition ferae naturae opium eater definition torana definition todays catch chalmette bellic definition ritual dance definition definition renumerated goalie definition what is isochronism henry iv definition lansing definition hend definition allocution examples habendum definition recreation facilities definition marauder synonyms quarrying machine weather vanr line of inquiry example lanthorn definition step off meaning ears of unheeding inga laurina "writ large" residual magnetism definition woody plant examples

crack shot


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crack shot someone skilled in shooting
    • ***


In literature:

He was a great hunter, a crack shot, and an all-round Indian of good parts.
"Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail" by Ezra Meeker
Both men shot from the hip; the reports cracked together.
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
With a wave of the hand at the word, "go," he gave his whip-lash a quick whirl, and made the crack resound like a pistol-shot.
"Buffalo Bill's Spy Trailer" by Colonel Prentiss Ingraham
Suddenly, as he gained the edge, several shots cracked viciously, but none of them seemed to have taken effect.
"The Plunderer" by Roy Norton
Then they get him to take a shot so his mind won't crack up while he's waiting.
"Rescue Squad" by Thomas J. O'Hara
That lousy crack about your motors being shot!
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
But from the loopholes where the defending rifles lurked no shot cracked in reply.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
One of the fellows got a crack on the head with a club, and the other we think was shot in the side.
"Dave Porter and His Double" by Edward Stratemeyer
A number of these were brought down by our crack pistol shots.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
They were crack shots, the most of those Adobe Walls men; had the best of rifles, and plenty of cartridges.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
The poor shots were ordered to load guns and pass them as fast as possible to the crack shots.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
It gets up before you in much the same manner, and falls an easy prey to the crack shot.
"A Year in the Fields" by John Burroughs
It was the sharp crack of a distant shot that made wild echoes among the hills.
"The Little Regiment" by Stephen Crane
I shot at you once, and was going to shoot again, but something cracked in my head.
"The Coming of the Law" by Charles Alden Seltzer
He got shot through the breast, while Corpril Elliott only got a crack over the head.
"Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6) The Deacon's Adventures At Chattanooga In Caring For The Boys" by John McElroy
The apes followed his lead, and the cracking of the stockade's uprights was like a volley of pistol shots.
"Astounding Stories, June, 1931" by Various
It depends on how much of a path the nuclear shot cracks.
"The Flaming Mountain" by Harold Leland Goodwin
A dozen rifle-shots cracked sharp.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
Before he can get in a shot the other pistol cracks again, this time with effect.
"Forging the Blades" by Bertram Mitford
It cracked like a pistol-shot across the still pasture.
"Rewards and Fairies" by Rudyard Kipling

In poetry:

The battle was fought by twenty against one,
But the gallant British troops resolved to die to a man,
While the shot was mowing them down and making ugly gaps,
And shells shrieking and whistling and making fearful cracks.
"The Battle of Alma" by William Topaz McGonagall
No roasting for the umpire now - his was an easy lot;
But here the pitcher whirled again- was that a rifle shot?
A whack, a crack, and out through the space the leather pellet flew,
A blot against the distant sky, a speck against the blue.
"Casey's Revenge" by Henry Grantland Rice

In news:

Man shot in buttocks had crack in rectum .
Cracking a smile in final moments of double overtime, Alabama coach Anthony Grant shot a glance at Andrew Steele.
Here's a shot of an adorable little Saw- whet Owl who cracked open one eye to take a peek at me at Beaver Lake Nature Center.
Man shot in buttocks had crack in rectum.
It turns out Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may have really taken some tough shots to the head on Sunday - but that's not a cracked helmet as a result.
"It's not so different from what's already out there in the entertainment media in America," he adds, noting that rappers have lyrics about "sipping on 40s, pimping hoes, smoking the chronics, slinging crack rocks, and wicked jump shots.
New Flu Shot Cracks Egg Problem.
Snipers can be so much more than mere crack shots.
As Axelbank prepared to do a live shot for the late news, Triumph came up and started cracking jokes.
I have an old friend who is a crack shot.