One of those who fell suffered terrible injuries after being struck at close range by birdshot from a riot-squad shotgun.
I wouldn't a' minded pepperin' Roselle's legs a trifle, if I'd had a barrel loaded, say, with birdshot.
But at that distance, the birdshot could do no lasting damage.
Well, the g-g-gun goes off, and f-f-fills Mister Thief with number twelve birdshot.
We do not seek bears with birdshot, and that is all we have.
A hail of birdshot peppered the bluff and the woods behind it as both the double-barrels roared out in unison.
The snow came in sheets like birdshot, a half-sleet that stung like hail as it cut 235 the face.
He has recovered from his meal of birdshot, and can jump surprisingly.
Even youths had risen up and peppered his back with birdshot, and beef cattle had trod him underfoot and smashed his rifle.
His hat was peppered with little holes, as if someone had fired a charge of birdshot at him and had all but bagged him.