powder and shot


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Noun1.powder and shot - ammunition consisting of gunpowder and bullets for muskets
ammo, ammunition - projectiles to be fired from a gun
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In the Lebanon Valley an Arab youth--a Christian; he is particular to explain that Mohammedans do not steal--robbed him of a paltry ten dollars' worth of powder and shot.
It was a hundred to one that some good chance would fall in his way; the longer he thought of it, the less possible it seemed that he should not have a good chance, and the less reasonable that he should not equip himself with the powder and shot for bringing it down.
Recollect, you an't worth powder and shot, but I'll be even with you one way or another.