fowling piece

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fowl·ing piece

A light shotgun for shooting birds and small animals.

fowl′ing piece`

a shotgun for shooting wildfowl.
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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

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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.
Taking out his small fowling piece, he shot the whale 18 times, "but the whale seemed to be none the worse in consequence."
The Fowling Piece Case is another item that is a must for keeping firearms safe and accessible while the gun-sling and shell-packs are additional necessities.
For you gorillas that think a 10-gauge is barely adequate for high-flying geese, and you primadonnas that can barely stand to shoot a 20-bore, Big Green has expanded its smoking-fast Hypersonic line to include your favorite fowling piece. The 3 1/2-inch, 10-gauge load coughs 1 1/2 ounces of BBB, BB, or No.