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fowling piece

a shotgun for shooting wildfowl.
Origin of fowling piece
First recorded in 1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • What a splendid chance for a shot, if I only had my fowling piece.

    Her Mother's Secret Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • "Cyd do dat, for sartin," replied he, examining the lock of the fowling piece.

    Watch and Wait Oliver Optic
  • Dan was provided with a fowling piece, while Quin was to try his luck as a fisherman.

    Watch and Wait Oliver Optic
  • "We'll see about that," added the man, as he raised his fowling piece.

    Watch and Wait Oliver Optic
  • He staggered to the wagon and got out his fowling piece, and said he was going to try me.

    Beautiful Joe Marshall Saunders
  • We'll carry the fowling piece: there'll be ducks on the water.

    Duffels Edward Eggleston
  • "No, but I've shot off a fowling piece," answered the other.

    Soldier Rigdale Beulah Marie Dix
  • "Look you, Miles, here's daddy's fowling piece now," he said exultantly.

    Soldier Rigdale Beulah Marie Dix
  • He halted, raised his fowling piece, and let fly both barrels.

    Rayton: A Backwoods Mystery Theodore Goodridge Roberts
  • I had in the room in which I was a fowling piece, loaded with swan-shot.

    The American Indians Henry R. Schoolcraft

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