bird shot

small-sized shot used for shooting birds.

1620–30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
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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