“Suppose we tickle them up with the pea-shooter first,” suggested Lickford.
She opened the shutter an inch wider and recognised—the pea-shooter.
Reckon he'd have tackled elephants if he'd only got a pea-shooter.
And stick the answer in the pea-shooter, which still stands on the balcony.
I'll shoot the critter, after you've tried that there pea-shooter on him!
He said they were fine peas for his pea-shooter, and immediately he put one in and shot it out.
They rather like it, as the alligator likes being tickled with peas out of a pea-shooter.
After another attempt to play out his tune, and another salute from the pea-shooter, he shouldered his organ and took himself off.
The principle of the blow-gun is, of course, the same as that of the common “pea-shooter.”
The shell was virtually blown out of the gun in the same way that a boy blows missiles out of a pea-shooter.
[fr a child's toy, a long tube through which he shoots peas, found by 1803]