bird shot

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Noun1.bird shot - small lead shot for shotgun shellsbird shot - small lead shot for shotgun shells  
pellet, shot - a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear"
shotgun shell - a shell containing lead shot; used in shotguns
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Suddenly something happened: the young officer gave a gasp and bending double sat down on the ground like a bird shot on the wing.
Local people are already happy in spring, referring and sharing on social networks a photograph of the white bird shot by photographer Nikolay Shopov.
The partridge population in the Game Reserves will be regularly monitored and issuance of special permit will be stopped as soon as it is deemed appropriate, Maximum bag limit shall not exceed five birds of all species of partridges combined per gun per day, value of properly equal to Rs 1200 will be charged for each bird shot in excess to bag limit besides compensation as per rules.
Studies from around the world show that for any activity involving shooting such birds, for every bird shot and killed outright, one is injured or crippled.
Ziyed Ben Belgacem, stopped at a bar early on Saturday morning, four hours before he first fired bird shot at traffic police.
However, spokesman for Students Against the Coup Youssef Moslem said that it had been a bullet not bird shot. "Whether it's bird shot or a bullet, it's all killing," he said.
A RUNAWAY exotic big bird shot dead on Friday need not have been killed, its owner said yesterday.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Bahraini police fired tear gas and bird shot at protesters in a village West of the Persian Gulf nation's capital, witnesses said.
set shops on fire, burned a citizen's car, fired guns and bird shot and clashed with and terrorised the people," the Ministry of Interior added in a statement.
His body was found the next day riddled with bird shot from a hunting rifle.
"I was marching from Nasr city toward Ramsis for the sit-in, after the sunset, heavy shooting started with live ammunition, bird shot and all the kinds you can imagine from the police, the army and thugs at the same time, we had no other place to escape but the mosque, so we entered it"
The GDN earlier reported that a 16-year-old Bahraini boy was also killed by bird shot on the same day amid an escalation of street violence across the country.