Their great superiority for fowling pieces over the product of the French national manufactories, is indisputable.
What a splendid chance for a shot, if I only had my fowling piece.
My fowling piece was now hung up in the barn, and few were my opportunities of taking it down.
He did it every day of his life, when fishing and fowling, with his uncle, in the carr.
"No, but I've shot off a fowling piece," answered the other.
Dan was provided with a fowling piece, while Quin was to try his luck as a fisherman.
I shall not want you this morning, Jethro; so you can either stay here with Amuba or do some fishing or fowling on the lake.
"We'll see about that," added the man, as he raised his fowling piece.
But still more interesting was the fowling among the marshes.
"Cyd do dat, for sartin," replied he, examining the lock of the fowling piece.
Old English fugel "bird," representing the general Germanic word for them, from Proto-Germanic *foglaz (cf. Old Frisian fugel, Old Norse fugl, Middle Dutch voghel, Dutch vogel, German vogel, Gothic fugls), probably by dissimilation from *flug-la-, literally "flyer," from the same root as Old English fleogan, modern fly (v.1).
Originally "bird;" narrower sense of "domestic hen or rooster" (the main modern meaning) is first recorded 1570s; in U.S. also extended to ducks and geese. As a verb, Old English fuglian "to catch birds." Related: Fowled; fowling.