Definition of Buckshots
1. buckshot [n] - See also: buckshot
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Literary usage of Buckshots
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The History of the Great Riots: Being a Full and Authentic Account of the by James Dabney McCabe (1877)
"... the Society—The " buckshots "—Rapid Increase of the Order in the Mining Regions—Resistance to the Draft—Riot at Hauch Chunk—Murders of Langdon, Smith, ..."
2. The Natural History of Secession: Or Despotism and Democracy at Necessary by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1864)
"The murderers are all Irish, organized under the nameof buckshots' for the avowed ... About two months ago, one of these buckshots was arrested near Beaver ..."
3. History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 by James Ford Rhodes (1919)
"the "buckshots" whose main idea was resistance to the draft; but a review of the specific character of their work leaves no doubt that, from 1865 on, ..."
4. The Secret Service, the Field, the Dungeon, and the Escape by Albert Deane Richardson (1865)
"No doubt they were spurious ; but we purchased a few buckshots and fragments of shell from the ancient Ethiop, and rode back to the city along avenues lined ..."
5. Private and Official Correspondence of Gen. Benjamin F. Butler: During the by Benjamin Franklin Butler, Jessie Ames Marshall (1917)
"... it is feared fatally, wounded, receiving 7 buckshots in the left arm and five in the side and back. He bears his misfortune manfully and cheerfully, ..."
6. Life and Correspondence of Henry Ingersoll Bowditch by Vincent Yardley Bowditch (1902)
"Together we might have shown a pretty smart fight, and my little pistol loaded, as I subsequently found, with three buckshots, would have done its share. ..."