hot shot

[hot shot for 1; hot shot for 2]
incandescent shot fired to set enemy ships or buildings on fire.
hotshot ( defs 4, 6 ).

1595–1605 Unabridged
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Thinks it such a big hot shot with all its gases and what not.
Hot shot was nothing but round shot, heated to a red glow over a grate or in a furnace.
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