Wing-shot

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wing-shot a shot at a bird on the wing: one who shoots flying birds
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. vængr, a wing; Sw. vinge.

Usage

In literature:

He beat his powerful wings for the last time and shot up over the rail of the steamship.
"Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's" by Laura Lee Hope
In a moment the fangs are shot out, and a wound inflicted in the exposed part under the wing.
"Life in Morocco and Glimpses Beyond" by Budgett Meakin
With a shot-gun he was the best wing-shot I ever heard a man tell about.
"Man to Man" by Jackson Gregory
He has wings, don't you 'now, and flies straight away, like a shot.
"Frank Merriwell's Reward" by Burt L. Standish
The wing had been almost severed by the shot, and its life was swiftly ebbing.
"Man of Many Minds" by E. Everett Evans
He was the first wing shot Alfred ever hunted with.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Bob came from Simpville, but he had acquired a couple of Wrinkles associating with the Wing Shots in the Paddock.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
Ducks, partridges and other birds were shot on the wing, or at the points where they stopped to rest and eat.
"Three Boys in the Wild North Land" by Egerton Ryerson Young
Some fell when they were only shot through one wing.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
An enemy shot had winged or killed it.
"Army Boys on the Firing Line" by Homer Randall
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In poetry:

Shot, and saw the feathered shaft
Dripping bright and bitter red.
He that shrugged his wings and laughed-
Better had he left me dead.
"The Burned Child" by Dorothy Parker
None such shall be left alive:
The innocent wing is soon shot down,
And private stars fade in the blood-red dawn
Where two worlds strive.
"The Conflict" by Cecil Day Lewis
Once I was part of the music I heard
On the boughs or sweet between earth and sky,
For joy of the beating of wings on high
My heart shot into the breast of the bird.
"Youth In Age" by George Meredith
Who hath not been a poet? Who hath not,
With life's new quiver full of winged years,
Shot at a venture, and then, following on,
Stood doubtful at the Parting of the Ways?
"The Parting Of The Ways" by James Russell Lowell
My first shot struck. He swayed,
ruined, beating his only
wing, as I watched, afraid
by the fallen gun, a lonely
child who believed death clean
and final, not this obscene
"Barn Owl" by Gwen Harwood
Halo, fair as the bow-shot at his rise,
He casts round her, and knows his hour of rest
Incomplete, were the light for which he dies,
Less like joy of the dove that wings to nest.
"Union In Disseverance" by George Meredith

In news:

And they feel compelled to take a shot at the "right wing" Netanyahu government.
Joseph Sullivan, of the Aberdeen Wings, takes a shot on goal ahead of Jack McCartan, of the Coulee Region Chill, left, during Friday night's game at the Odde Ice Center.
A suspected right-wing militant fired a shot near former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa tonight in apparent anger over Mr Hosokawa's apologies for Japan's behavior in World War II.
Archibald gave UNO a 2-1 lead with a shot through traffic from the left wing wall while Zombo skated in front, perhaps screening goalie Pheonix Copley (1-5).
Brian Ledbetter at Snapped Shot calls our attention to a Canadian academic who has spotted the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy's secret agenda at work in kiddie TV.
Pennsylvania State Police say a remote- controlled helicopter with an attached camera was shot down in Perry Township on Sunday as an animal rights activist allegedly attempted to video a pigeon shoot at Wing Pointe Gun Club.
Stop by Red Wing Shoes (the lower sale level is a must) and nab a shot of the 16-foot-tall, size 638 1/2-D boot—after all, it is the town's namesake.
The Pegasus rocket was dropped from the wing of the plane and shot up into the sky, with a successful insertion of the satellite into orbit .
The Detroit Red Wings have kept the opposition's shot totals low, as usual, and they're not surrendering many scoring chances.
Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) blocks a shot by Nashville Predators forward Gabriel Bourque (57) in the first period of Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series .
Jimmy Howard kicked aside 25 shots and picked up his sixth career shutout as the Detroit Red Wings scored twice in the second period to beat the Vancouver Canucks 2 – 0 last night.
Unidentified gunmen shot a Salvadoran military judge to death outside his home today shortly before he was due to make a decision on an amnesty for jailed members of a right-wing kidnapping ring.
A bald eagle that was found shot in the wing in West Tennessee has died.
(AP) — A bald eagle that was found shot in the wing in West Tennessee has died.
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