Flying-shot

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Flying-shot a shot fired at something in motion
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Idioms

If you fly with the crows, you get shot with the crows - If you wish to be associated with a particular high risk and/or high profile situation and benefit from the rewards of that association, you have to accept the consequences if things go wrong - you cannot dissociate yourself.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fléogan, pa.t. fleáh; Ger. fliegen.

Usage

In literature:

With a terrible yell the others turned to fly, but before they had retreated a yard three more shots were fired with deadly effect.
"The Wild Man of the West" by R.M. Ballantyne
A shot now struck our mainmast, sending the splinters flying on every side.
"The Grateful Indian" by W.H.G. Kingston
As the enemy's shot were flying somewhat thickly about us, it would never have done to halt.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
A pistol shot suddenly ringing out in the air and a bullet flying not far from his head apprised the cadet of danger from that quarter.
"A Prisoner of Morro" by Upton Sinclair
Showers of shot, and shell, and rockets were flying into the devoted town.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
Flying Cloud had shot the tall man by the wagon, and then he sought the woman and the two children.
"The Candidate" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
It was a wonderful shot, for one of the eyes of the fly fell on the ground at the foot of the cross.
"Edmund Dulac’s Fairy-Book" by Edmund Dulac
I herd the first shot in this war to day, Santiago de Cuba and with the flying squadron.
"The Voyage of the Oregon from San Francisco to Santiago in 1898" by R. Cross
I seen 'em an' let fly at 'em an' they shot back, but I run on down the woodses.
"Radio Boys Loyalty" by Wayne Whipple
Without replying, the native was about to let his arrow fly at him, when a shot anticipated and wounded him.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
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In poetry:

So like arrow swift he flew,
Shot by an archer strong?
So did he fly – which brings me to
The middle of my song.
"The Diverting History Of John Gilpin, Showing How He Went Farther Than He Intended, And Came Safe Ho" by William Cowper
Her lamp he sees, and young desire
Is fed while cloaked she flies.
She quivers shot of violet fire
To ash at look of eyes.
"The Youthful Quest" by George Meredith
Before one street he'd footed quite,
A wicked bird shot flying;
And a warm load of black and white
On his gay suit was lying.
"The Spotted Coat" by William Hutton
Or else flush'd Ganymede, his rosy thigh
Half-buried in the Eagle's down,
Sole as a flying star shot thro' the sky
Above the pillar'd town.
"The Palace of Art" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
As sinks that sun mortar and gun
Like living things leap grim and hot,
And far and wide across the tide
Spray-furrows show the flying shot.
"Arms And The Man - The Beleaguered Town" by James Barron Hope
By dusking forests, thro' whose fretful boughs
In flying fragments shot the evening's flame,
Adown the tangled lane the quiet cows
With dreary tinklings came.
"Spring Twilight" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

How to get the shot when the snow is flying.
Matt Cooke lined up a juicy slap shot during Penguins practice Monday, let it fly, and was puzzled when it sailed past Marc-Andre Fleury as the goaltender stayed upright on his skates instead of sinking into a butterfly.
Lebanese Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah acknowledged on Thursday sending a drone aircraft that was shot down last weekend after flying some 25 miles into Israel.
Look closely at shots of Mankins from the big game and you'll see that the "Flying Elvis" logo decals on his helmet had been Fu-ified.
Hold The Face Open To Lob It A good lob shot means hitting through the golf ball with an open face so the ball flies up and stops in a hurry.
Shots were flying from two vehicles around 10:20 pm on Thursday -- all apparently aimed at a recording studio at East Drexel and South Hackberrry, San Antonio police said.
You're flying high in April--shot down in May Ah well, at least Frank squeezed an extra nine months past the Sinatra Death Watch.
Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron flies around the back of the net as he centers a shot near Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward during the second period of an NHL game in Boston, Thursday Feb 2, 2012.
Tricia Bajema scored both goals for the Flying Dutch, tallying shots in the 71st and 86th minutes of the game.
The latest brand to let their rainbow flag fly is eternally cool sunglasses line Ray Ban, who are using a vintage-y shot of two men holding hands in their "Never Hide" campaign.
Host North Iowa stifled Minnesota 5-0 despite the Flying Aces firing 43 shots on goal, Oct 27.
DC Police say bullets started flying and a man was shot in the leg outside the apartment building.
Aside from the occasional car passing by on Kentucky Highway 934 it's pretty quiet, today, but Sunday night several shots rang out and they're said to have gone flying right over the heads of four adults and five kids.
Big John's is the place where people get a little crazy on shots and PBR, and women hang their bras from the ceiling like fly strips in a beach cottage.
It managed to return to base with severe battle damage and the big bomber could still fly even with largest sections of the huge vertical tail shot away.
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