fowling-piece


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fowling-piece

[ˈfaʊlɪŋˌpiːs] Nescopeta f
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In a few moments the speaker succeeded in extricating a double- barrelled fowling-piece from among a multitude of trunks and bandboxes.
He was a big man, in a black coat, with metal buttons, and carried a long fowling-piece.
He took his rifle or his fowling-piece with him in his geological researches, conformed to the hardy and rugged habits of the men around him, and of course gained favor in their eyes.
He carried his fowling-piece as if it had been a light walking-cane.
No one had the slightest suspicion; and when next day, taking a fowling-piece, powder, and shot, Dantes declared his intention to go and kill some of the wild goats that were seen springing from rock to rock, his wish was construed into a love of sport, or a desire for solitude.
They took also three rifles and three fowling-pieces, and a large quantity of balls, shot, and powder.
To arm these, they had eleven muskets, five pistols, three fowling-pieces, five muskets or fowling-pieces which were taken by me from the mutinous seamen whom I reduced, two swords, and three old halberds.
He swam so strong after the boat that he would have reached me very quickly, there being but little wind; upon which I stepped into the cabin, and fetching one of the fowling-pieces, I presented it at him, and told him I had done him no hurt, and if he would be quiet I would do him none.
Here we had a supply of all sorts of clothes, as well for my husband as for myself; and I took especial care to buy for him all those things that I knew he delighted to have; as two good long wigs, two silver-hilted swords, three or four fine fowling-pieces, a find saddle with holsters and pistols very handsome, with a scarlet cloak; and, in a word, everything I could think of to oblige him, and to make him appear, as he really was, a very fine gentleman.
Urban reproduces a British recruiting poster of the day: "You will carry a Rifle no heavier than a Fowling-Piece.
Typically, too, he gives the mythological version of that event, repeating the absurd claim that an Apache helicopter was brought down by a peasant's fowling-piece.