fowling piece

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fowling piece a light shotgun used for fowling
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fowling piece a light gun with smooth bore, adapted for the use of small shot in killing birds or small quadrupeds.
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Usage

In literature:

I glanced over my shoulder, and saw that he had my fowling-piece in his hand; at least there was no other gun about the place.
"Seek and Find" by Oliver Optic
He handled his fowling-piece threateningly once again.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
They had among them a few fowling-pieces, but they were, in general, armed with bows and arrows.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
Cut fowls or rabbits into joints; veal, lamb or sweetbreads into small pieces.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Any little pieces of meat, fowl, game, or fish may be added as an improvement to the soup.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
We set out after them, but they took care to keep out of the range of a fowling-piece.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
In the list for 1672 are found '200 fowling pieces and 400 powder horns and 500 hatchets.
"The "Adventurers of England" on Hudson Bay" by Agnes C. (Agnes Christina) Laut
Bring every man a musket or fowling piece.
"Eighth Reader" by James Baldwin
A small piece of ground devoted to nuts, and occupied by fowls, would be pleasant and profitable.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
With a couple of fowling-pieces and the ammunition they trudged away.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
Game was plentiful, and the fowling-pieces of the party brought down numerous victims.
"Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century" by W. H. Davenport Adams
A fowling-piece is in his left hand, and in his right a rod.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2)" by John Wilson
There is but one gun, a fowling-piece, on the premises.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 1" by Various
He was a big man, in a black coat, with metal buttons, and carried a long fowling-piece.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 10 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
To aid them in their pursuit, they were provided with compasses and armed with fowling-pieces.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 4" by Various
This brigade was composed chiefly of husbandmen, who wore no uniform, and who were armed with fowling-pieces only, unequipped with bayonets.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 14" by Various
I am but a small sportsman, yet with a fowling piece have killed above twenty of them at a shot.
"The History of Virginia, in Four Parts" by Robert Beverley
His Hottentot boy, besides a fowling-piece, carried a green net and a lot of boxes.
"Tales of South Africa" by H.A. Bryden
Will you take a fowling-piece?
"Horse-Shoe Robinson" by John Pendleton Kennedy
Every man had his fowling-piece, and was a marksman of fame or pretensions.
"How to Observe" by Harriet Martineau
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In poetry:

For, once the fowling piece is out,
And game is on the tapis,
The set upon my hero’s snout
Would make a cockle happy.
"Rover" by Henry Kendall