Origin of bird shot
Examples from the Web for birdshot
One of those who fell suffered terrible injuries after being struck at close range by birdshot from a riot-squad shotgun.New Riots Rock Egypt Amid Finger-Pointing Over Soccer Deaths|Alastair Beach|February 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He has recovered from his meal of birdshot, and can jump surprisingly.The Librarian at Play|Edmund Lester Pearson
Well, mind how you tempt me to let fly with a charge of birdshot.At Whispering Pine Lodge|Lawrence J. Leslie
A hail of birdshot peppered the bluff and the woods behind it as both the double-barrels roared out in unison.
Even youths had risen up and peppered his back with birdshot, and beef cattle had trod him underfoot and smashed his rifle.Michael, Brother of Jerry|Jack London
I can't tell you, though, how glad we are to see you back, even if it did cost next to our last shell of birdshot.