Definition of Shot metal
1. Noun. An alloy that is 98% lead and 2% arsenic; used in making small shot.
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Literary usage of Shot metal
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1. The Metallic Alloys: A Practical Guide for the Manufacture of All Kinds of by Alfred Krupp, Andreas Wildberger, William Theodore Brannt (1888)
"Shot-metal.—The mixture of metal used for the manufacture of shot consists of lead and arsenic. The latter, as previously mentioned, possesses the property ..."
2. Cyaniding Gold and Silver Ores: A Practical Treatise on the Cyanide Process by Henry Forbes Julian, Edgar Smart (1904)
"Some prefer to stir the charge vigorously before or after lifting it to pour, with the object of assisting fine shot metal to agglomerate and settle. ..."
3. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"Small spherical pellets of lead or shot metal, used for shooting birds and other small game. They were originally made by rolling an ingot of lead into a ..."
4. A Complete Encyclopedia of Virginia Law: Being a Concise But Complete by Samuel Need Hurst (1922)
"Any such firearms, dirk, bowie-knife, razor, slung-shot, metal knucks or any weapons of like kind shall be confiscated as now provided by law. ..."