clay pigeon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clay pigeon target used in skeet or trapshooting
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Usage

In literature:

She used to be a great huntswoman, but now she feels as you do, and only shoots clay pigeons.
"My Antonia" by Willa Cather
He also made a number of pigeon-holes in his mud walls and lined them with clay.
"Foul Play" by Charles Reade
The host and the men staying in the house arrange among themselves to rest or play games or fish or ride or shoot clay pigeons or swim, etc.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
Raffles went and wound up the throwing apparatus, and set the clay pigeon on the rest.
"Acton's Feud" by Frederick Swainson
I think no more of shooting them than of smashing a clay pigeon.
"The Wings of the Morning" by Louis Tracy
He'll have clay pigeons all right.
"'Doc.' Gordon" by Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman
That gun she uses is for shootin' glass balls and clay pigeons in the show.
"Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest" by Alice B. Emerson
It could not all be luck either; that was evident when Westby demolished ten clay pigeons in rapid succession.
"The Jester of St. Timothy's" by Arthur Stanwood Pier
I don't like being a clay pigeon for this crazy shooting gallery out here!
"Sabotage in Space" by Carey Rockwell
Generals are not expendable, sir; neither are they issued for use as clay pigeons.
"Uller Uprising" by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
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In news:

First you shoot clay pigeons, then eat spiced quail.
The arcane procedural tactic known as the " clay pigeon " almost made a comeback on the Senate floor Tuesday, as Republicans came very close to approving a plan to rollback a $245 million budget increase approved last year for the Congress.
He's done it before, as Lester, the sparkling-eyed killer in the little-seen Clay Pigeons, and as Norman, the dead-eyed killer in Gus Van Sant's remake of Psycho .
Courier shot down like a (red) clay pigeon.
How would you like to go clay pigeon shooting with Mark Holley.
The Clay Pigeon January 26, 2010.
The only objects my Dad ever shot were clay pigeons.
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