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fowling piece

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noun
  1. a shotgun for shooting wildfowl.
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Origin of fowling piece

First recorded in 1590–1600
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  • Captain Truck had thrown forward his fowling-piece, but he did not fire.

    Homeward Bound

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • The fowling-piece had escaped my grasp and crashed against the wall.

    The Tavern Knight

    Rafael Sabatini

  • In dodging me, he let fall his fowling-piece, which went off with a bang into the fire.

  • Ethan now took the fowling-piece, which he had charged with duck-shot, and fired again.

    Hope and Have

    Oliver Optic

  • He had brought his fowling-piece, and we had besides two muskets.

    Peter Trawl

    W. H. G. Kingston