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dust shot

the smallest size of shot for use in a shotgun.
Origin of dust shot
First recorded in 1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Like a flash across and from out the cloud of dust shot Eagle!

    The Brand

    Therese Broderick
  • Before he could ask a question Frank's revolver cracked and a little spit of dust shot up almost at his very feet.

  • But you did, for it was done with the big swan pellets, and I had nothing but dust shot in my gun, for the little birds.

    Through Forest and Stream George Manville Fenn
  • The sharp report echoed and reechoed through the hills, and a spurt of dust shot up between the two racing wheels.

    Motor Matt's Race Stanley R. Matthews
  • Great gray clouds of dust shot up with flying timbers, and storms of masonry rained into the street.

  • A forty-foot spout of dust shot straight out from the sloping side, as if a bullet had emerged.

    The Holes Around Mars Jerome Bixby
  • Following it came a huge flare of light, a sheet of flame in which a great cloud of smoke or dust shot up.

  • A blast of dust shot from the tunnel-mouth, like smoke from a cannon, preceded by a shock that nearly threw the boy off his feet.

    The Mascot of Sweet Briar Gulch

    Henry Wallace Phillips
  • By holding branches before him, he was enabled to approach so close to them, that he shot one dead with a charge of dust shot.

  • A thick, dirty-red cloud of dust shot upward, spread and billowed and began to settle slowly toward the ground again.

    The Forgotten Planet Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for dust shot

dust shot

the smallest size of shot for a shotgun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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