fowling piece


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fowl·ing piece

(fou′lĭng)
n.
A light shotgun for shooting birds and small animals.

fowl′ing piece`


n.
a shotgun for shooting wildfowl.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fowling piece - a light shotgun used for fowlingfowling piece - a light shotgun used for fowling  
scattergun, shotgun - firearm that is a double-barreled smoothbore shoulder weapon for firing shot at short ranges
Translations

fowling piece

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References in classic literature ?
Now, he was accustomed to walk with his fowling piece on his shoulder, behind the hedges which border the roads, and when he saw a Catholic coming alone, the Protestant religion immediately prevailed in his mind.
Here, as you perceive, is the inner pocket prolonged into the lining in such fashion as to give ample space for the truncated fowling piece.
Nor did the doctor forget an awning to shelter the car, nor the coverings and blankets that were to be the bedding of the journey, nor some fowling pieces and rifles, with their requisite supply of powder and ball.
Outward bound, and off the pitch of Cape Horn, he used to sit on the taffrail, and keep the steward loading three or four old fowling pieces, with which he would bring down albatrosses, Cape pigeons, jays, petrels, and divers other marine fowl, who followed chattering in our wake.