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bird shot

small-sized shot used for shooting birds.
Origin of bird shot
1620-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • With the last bird shot or flown away ended our evening's sport.
  • There are so many, in fact, that it looks as if someone had sprayed the fossil with bird shot.
  • She was shot with bird shot recently but she has had this problem from the start.
  • Bill is now sorry he didn't give them a dose of bird shot.

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