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a village in SE England, in Surrey: annual meetings of the National Rifle Association
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  • He shot this last at me as though he were at bisley competing for the King's Prize.

    Dimbie and I--and Amelia Mabel Barnes-Grundy
  • They had no hope, but they aimed just as if they had been shooting at bisley.

    True Ghost Stories Hereward Carrington
  • A rifle team whose errors in pointing were more than a hundred times as great might still easily win every prize at bisley.

    The Story of the Heavens Robert Stawell Ball
  • He had also been lieutenant in the school corps, and had shot in their bisley team.

    With the Allies to Pekin George Alfred Henty
  • Not very much came of the groaning, I suppose; certainly the Volunteers liked the bisley ranges, next year, much better.

  • By the bisley rules, you are not allowed to adjust your sights.

  • I have an undercut bead-sight which some years was allowed at bisley as “Military,” and in other years not.

  • They had no hope; but they aimed just as if they had been shooting at bisley.

  • Real keenness was confined to those boys who had a chance of going to bisley as members of the shooting eight.

  • As the gallery is generally narrow, it will be difficult to have traversing targets, but you can have the bisley targets.

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