Origin of clay pigeon
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How to use clay pigeon in a sentence
Instead she played herself out, pigeon-holing herself into the very kind of characters she criticized Apatow for writing.
But, together, Webster, Clay, and Calhoun delayed the Civil War for 40 years.
Clay engineered the morally indefensible Missouri Compromise.
From the 1820s to the 1850s, the upper house was dominated by Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, and John Calhoun.
It just changed into something quite dark and unattractive with Clay, and was a unique moment in my artistic career.
The British had fired 143 cannon shot into the fort before the arrival of Gen. Clay.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Only the laborers on the plantations smoke small clay pipes.
They use those with long, straight stems, and both their clay and porcelain pipes are of the finest form and finish.
Papier maché buttons came in with Henry Clay's patent in 1778.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
It is the custom in the English forts to make every Indian who comes to trade, a present of a clay pipe filled with tobacco.
British Dictionary definitions for clay pigeon
Other Idioms and Phrases with clay pigeon
A person easily duped or taken advantage of, as in You're a clay pigeon for all of those telephone fund-raisers. The term alludes to the clay pigeon of trapshooting, which replaced the use of live birds in this sport in the 1860s. Its transfer to figurative use in the first half of the 1900s probably is explained by the much older slang use of pigeon for “dupe.” Also see fall guy.