shooting stick

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shooting stick device that resembles a spiked walking stick but the top opens into a seat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shooting stick (Print) a tapering piece of wood or iron, used by printers to drive up the quoins in the chase.
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Usage

In literature:

He was walking rapidly, swinging his stick, his head erect as usual, and his shooting jacket flying open in the wind.
"The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins
Now it would seem that there were but two shoots to the stick of Umslopogaas.
"Nada the Lily" by H. Rider Haggard
Better shoot for home the shortest route each night and stick round there.
"The Drums Of Jeopardy" by Harold MacGrath
Just you stick your classic profile around the corner of that wall an' I'll shoot patterns in it!
"Prairie Flowers" by James B. Hendryx
Why, if you so much as scratched me with the point of your nasty stick, they would shoot you dead.
"The Dingo Boys" by G. Manville Fenn
Mary Louise stooped and punched a hole in the soft earth with a little stick, unconsciously uprooting a tender shoot thereby.
"Stubble" by George Looms
Just afterwards he saw a thrush coming, so he jumped up, pointed his cannon-stick, and said he would shoot if the thrush did not stop.
"Wood Magic" by Richard Jefferies
The shooting-stick was much brandished in the air, and the dog called "Murder," long and loudly.
"'Murphy'" by Major Gambier-Parry
There you shoot him or stick a knife in his back.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
But I know I'm not going to stick my head over the ramparts for 'em to shoot at.
"Rope" by Holworthy Hall
A man may go on, and boast about his cricket and shooting till he would not stick at a false oath.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- Volume 57, No. 351, January 1845" by Various
The Hammond cover-point checked his stick and secured the disk, shooting it down the rink.
"The Crimson Sweater" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Though the rocket shoots upward in a blaze of glory, the stick must fall.
"A Star for a Night" by Elsie Janis
You're going to stick someone up who has bullets and he's gonna shoot you.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
To send a man to live under my roof, and hire him to rope me, or stick me, or shoot me from ambush!
"The Delafield Affair" by Florence Finch Kelly
In the chimneys pitchy sticks were shooting up bright flames.
"Pan Michael" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Nature shoots the philosopher at mankind like an arrow; she does not aim, but hopes that the arrow will stick somewhere.
"Thoughts Out of Season (Part II)" by Friedrich Nietzsche
I remember when father broke off the leading shoot because he wanted a fine straight stick, I can remember I felt sorry.
"The White Peacock" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Sticking pains, shooting from left to right.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
The method of shooting is to insert the end of the stick in the hole of the ring and drive it towards the goal.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 5" by Various
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In news:

But in Brantley Gilbert's case, shooting his 'Kick It in the Sticks' video was a really, really long day.
Retired NJ Devil players Jim Dowd and Bruce Driver instructed the clinic for a large group of girls and boys teaching techniques, skills, stick handling, passing and shooting.
Stick handling drill at Red Wings prospects camp The Red Wings have a number of drills to improve the players' agility, stick handling, shooting and skating abilities Watch video.
Fijian shoots a six-under 66 for 13-under 131 at Crooked Stick.
Unless you plan to chase pheasants or waterfowl with stick and string, I am not sure exactly what shooting aerial targets has to do with bowhunting.
Authorities cordon off several blocks after officers investigating a reported shooting in Hollywood find what appears to be a stick of dynamite in the suspected gunman's apartment.
Reed on the Arizona shootings, the Tea Party, and why Bob Gates might stick around .
A family disturbance call ended with San Bernardino police fatally shooting a 28-year-old man who threw a stick at an officer's head, investigators say.
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In science:

You need a third star to absorb some of the energy of the two incoming stars, in order to let those two stick together. You will see that the yellow star will shoot out of the interaction region with a higher speed, corresponding to a larger kinetic energy.
AstroSim: Collaborative Visualization of an Astrophysics Simulation in Second Life
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