Definition of Powder and shot
1. Noun. Ammunition consisting of gunpowder and bullets for muskets.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Powder And Shot
Literary usage of Powder and shot
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1898)
"The Universal Powder and Shot Measure No. 3. handles powder and shot, same as the Ideal Loading Machine, and will be appreciated by those who desire a handy ..."
2. State Papers Relating to the Defeat of the Spanish Armada, Anno 1588 by John Knox Laughton, Navy Records Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"REQUISITION FOR powder and shot. [ccxiii. 59, I.—Copy.] Whereas I have received letters from the Right Honourable the Lord High Admiral of England, ..."
3. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1899)
"I took these and some Winchester leader shells and found that the brass shells with same load powder and shot would outshoot the factory load in every way; ..."
4. Memoirs of a Captivity in Japan, During the Years 1811, 1812, and 1813: With by Vasiliĭ Mikhaĭlovich Golovnin, Petr Ivanovich Rikord, Aleksandr Semenovich Shishkov (1824)
"The Kuriles seldom go out to kill ducks and geese, as too great a quantity of powder and shot is expended on these birds. ..."
5. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett (1816)
"He borrowed it to buy powder and shot to shoot the conies, ... After he had got powder and shot, 1 see the gun standing in one corner of the kitchen. ..."
6. Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and by William Richard Cutter (1908)
"When winter came their forts would not keep out hunger, and they having no provision beforehand, and wanting both powder and shot to ..."