birdshot


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bird·shot

 (bûrd′shŏt′)
n.
Small lead shot for shotgun shells.

birdshot

(ˈbɜːdˌʃɒt)
n
(Hunting) small pellets designed for shooting birds
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birdshot

[ˈbɜːdʃɔt] Nperdigones mpl

birdshot

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Their squirrel and deer rifles had missed him, but his back had been peppered with birdshot in a score of places, the leaden pellets penetrating maddeningly in a score of places just under the skin.
Even youths had risen up and peppered his back with birdshot, and beef cattle had trod him underfoot and smashed his rifle.
The suspect, Ziyed Ben Belgacem, stopped at a bar in the early hours of Saturday morning, about four hours before he first fired birdshot at traffic police.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Monday police and troops would use chilli-based shells instead of ones filled with birdshot to quell the unrest after hundreds of civilians sustained serious eye injuries in the clashes.
He advised using a shotgun loaded with double-ought buckshot, not birdshot, because birdshot will most likely not incapacitate an intruder.
CAIRO - Egypt's forensic authority spokesman Hisham Abdel Hamid said Tuesday he had been sacked after an interview in which he said a protester died of birdshot wounds because she was too thin.
The public prosecutor said in a statement she was killed by an officer who fired birdshot to try to disperse the protest.
The public prosecution's investigation uncovered that the death of (Sabbagh) occurred after she was hit with birdshot which one of the police officers of Central Security Forces fired in her direction and other protesters to break up a demonstration in Talaat Harb square," the prosecutor's statement said.
To view the photo gallery, click here Egypt suspended all major football games indefinitely after Sunday's violence, which broke out when police fired tear gas and birdshot at disruptive fans.
They said that sparked pushing and shoving that later saw police officers fire tear gas and birdshot.
Those four rounds would all be birdshot and the reason for being one under capacity is the fact I could easily insert a round of buckshot or a slug into the magazine then quickly pump it into the chamber if I felt it was needed first.
A Ministry spokesperson stated that the protestors, across 18 demonstrations, had intentionally cut off roads, and fired birdshot and Molotov cocktails at security forces.