Pistol shot

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pistol shot The discharge of a pistol
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Usage

In literature:

Victor lifted his pistol up into the air and shot at the top of a tree; then he stood calm and silent waiting for Flamin to fire.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VII" by Various
For a few minutes he ran at the top of his speed, as he heard shouts and pistol shots behind him.
"Friends, though divided" by G. A. Henty
It was not a pistol shot, however, only a handful of gravel thrown sharply against her window.
"Fenton's Quest" by M. E. Braddon
The shock was no slight one, but she struggled to her feet, and heard, as she tore the covering from her head, a report as of a pistol shot.
"The Castle Inn" by Stanley John Weyman
He just shot in the back with a glass pistol, and cured him.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
The firing had not commenced until the two fleets were within pistol-shot.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The very moment he came up the villain discharged two shots from his pistol directly at his head.
"Brave Tom" by Edward S. Ellis
At the signal, which will be a pistol shot, they will mount and ride with the center rope between them.
"The Gringos" by B. M. Bower
Three or four men had shouted at once, and three pistol-shots, almost in one instant, had resounded just outside his shop.
"The Grandissimes" by George Washington Cable
He wanted the first voice to ring out like a pistol shot.
"The Story of My Life" by Ellen Terry
I'll make it as clear as day to you that it was the detective himself who fired the three pistol-shots.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 1"
The man who shot him had loaded his pistol with a silver button torn from his vest.
"Hero Tales of the Far North" by Jacob A. Riis
He laid one out, took his pistol and shot another.
"Port O' Gold" by Louis John Stellman
Pistol-shots, fired by youths and children, announced the beginning of the ceremony.
"The Devil's Pool" by George Sand
Robespierre shattered his jaw with a pistol shot.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
These three phrases were like so many pistol-shots fired point-blank at Montes.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
They showed pistol-shot wounds, the great majority in the head, and most of them in the back of the head.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant" by James D. Richardson
Even with these men almost within pistol shot!
"The Tracer of Lost Persons" by Robert W. Chambers
But with a ping that raised the hair from my head, came a pistol-shot from the mainmasts.
"Heralds of Empire" by Agnes C. Laut
The order was obeyed, and Beeks again reported that pistol shots had been heard from the westward.
"Within The Enemy's Lines" by Oliver Optic
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In poetry:

But hark to that loud pistol shot,
In a second rends the skies.
A human being on the sod
In his death struggle lies.
"The Gallant Peter Clarke" by Anonymous Oceania
A dozen girls’ chemises,
that’s love,
innocent girls’ games on a sunlit lawn,
the thirteenth, a man’s shirt,
that’s marriage,
ending in adultery and a pistol shot.
"Dance of Girls' Chemesis" by Jaroslav Seifert
But there chanced to be a Scotchman in Ulva's army,
That had a loaded pistol, and he fired it immediately,
And shot King Shuac through the head,
And he toppled over to the ground killed stone dead!
"The Battle of Shina, in Africa, Fought in 1800" by William Topaz McGonagall
Soon as he got near Thunderbolt, the first salute he got
From that retreating party was a random pistol-shot ;
The robber fled, the trooper went in chase, his spirits rose -
When Ward advised him to keep off, he answered, 'Bosh, here goes!'
"A Day's Ride" by Anonymous Oceania
Close beside her, faintly moaning, fair and young, a soldier lay,
Torn with shot and pierced with lances, bleeding slow his life away;
But, as tenderly before him the lorn Ximena knelt,
She saw the Northern eagle shining on his pistol-belt.
"The Angels of Buena Vista" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

A 70-year-old pistol packin' grandma opened fire on a 23-year-old today at a Beaumont apartment complex, where both were shot.
A Queens secretary accused of killing her husband testified on Monday that she shot him in self-defense when he pointed a loaded pistol at her head after she had refused to accompany him on a Florida vacation.
Made from solid brass, the powerful and water-efficient Little Big Shot Super Nozzle uses 40-percent less water than the classic pistol nozzle .
They had been notified that a firefighter accidentally shot himself in the leg while handling his own pistol in the parking lot.
A live performance by the reunited Sex Pistols, shot at Brixton Academy in November 2007 and directed by Julien Temple.
Hillsboro police seek suspect who pistol-whipped man during attempted robbery, fired shot into air as he fled.
Benton Harbor Walgreens pharmacist who shot robbers with concealed pistol loses lawsuit.
LENOIR CITY — Child neglect charges have been filed against a Loudon County mother who was accidentally shot in the head by her 11-year-old son after he found a pistol hidden in his bedroom.
Hillsboro police seek suspect who pistol-whipped man during attempted robbery, fired shot into air as he fled .
However, I like to have 200+ consecutive shots without a malfunction to consider the pistol reliable with the ammo I am using.
A firefighter with Midway Fire Rescue was wounded after he accidentally shot himself in the leg while handling a pistol he own in the parking lot of Station 82 in Pawleys Island on Friday afternoon.
This is a RUGER single action six shot 22/22 mag western style pistol .
Low-angle shot of American actor Clint Eastwood pointing his pistol in a still from the film, 'Dirty Harry,' directed by Don Siegel, 1971.
SHOT Round Up Off-Duty Pistols.
Rowan , the columnist and outspoken advocate of gun control, went on trial here today for possessing the unregistered pistol with which he shot a teen-age intruder at his home June 14.
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