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shott

[shot] /ʃɒt/
noun
1.

chott

or shott

[shot] /ʃɒt/
noun
1.
a shallow brackish or saline marsh or lake in N Africa, usually dry during the summer.
Origin of chott
1970-1975
1970-75; < French < Arabic shaṭṭ
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  • But she said nothing in regard to that subject to Miss shott.

    Mrs. Cliff's Yacht Frank R. Stockton
  • Some of our peopple passed a shott att him but could not have the fortune to hitt him.

  • The congregation in shott Church was very restless, although the sermon was unusually short.

  • shott did not go through on the first boat, but remained on the shore.

  • Other friends, however, did not entirely agree with Miss shott.

    Mrs. Cliff's Yacht Frank R. Stockton
  • Miss shott was at work as she said this, but she could always talk when she was working.

    Mrs. Cliff's Yacht Frank R. Stockton
  • There were several bidders at the sale, and shott was pushed to the very end of his tether.

    Mad Shepherds L. P. Jacks
  • In the house belonging to one of these farms lived Hankin, a sub-tenant of shott.

    Mad Shepherds L. P. Jacks
  • All wee seaven lay in the house, and had shott and powder, being resolved to dye in that place before we should yeild or be taken.

  • shott was willing enough, and presently the notice was served.

    Mad Shepherds L. P. Jacks
British Dictionary definitions for shott

shott

/ʃɒt/
noun
1.
a shallow temporary salt lake or marsh in the North African desert
2.
the hollow in which it lies
Word Origin
C19: via French chott from Arabic shatt

chott

/ʃɒt/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of shott
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shott in Science
shott or chott
  (shŏt)   
A shallow lake or marsh with brackish or saline water, especially in northern Africa. Shotts are dry during the summer, at which time they are also characterized by salt deposits and a lack of vegetation.
chott
  (shŏt)   
Variant of shott.
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