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Shot, 1) the act of shooting, discharge of missile weapons: “with a volley of our needless s.” John V, 5, 5. “1 fear the s. here,” H4A V, 3, 31 (punning). “a perilous s. out of an elder-gun,” H5 IV, 1, 210. “vex us with s. or with assault,” H6A I, 4, 13. “I abide your s.” H6C I, 4, 29. “the aim of every dangerous s.” R3 IV, 4, 90. “transports his poisoned s.” Hml. IV, 1, 43. “discharge their s. of courtesy,” Oth. II, 1, 56. Figuratively: “safe out of Fortune's s.” Tit. II, 1, 2. “out of the s. and danger of desire,” Hml. I, 3, 35. “at a s.” V, 2, 377 (Ff shoot). “the s. of accident,” Oth. IV, 1, 278. “abide the hourly s. of angry eyes,” Cymb. I, 1, 89.
2) a marksman: “a little, lean, old, chopt, bald s.” H4B III, 2, 295. As a collective noun, == marksmen, shooters: “a guard of chosen s.” H6A I, 4, 53. “a file of boys behind 'em, loose s.” H8 V, 4, 59.
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