shooting

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shooting

The discharging of a firearm, usually understood to mean with an intent to kill another or oneself.
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Our friend the Sheriff of Nottingham hath proclaimed a shooting match, and hath sent messengers to tell of it through all the countryside, and the prize is to be a bright golden arrow.
But, master, I know from him, and he got it from the Sheriff's man Ralph o' the Scar, that this same knavish Sheriff hath but laid a trap for thee in this shooting match and wishes nothing so much as to see thee there.
A fair sight was Nottingham Town on the day of the shooting match.
Why, I believe old Jink's been trying to improve his bad shooting here.
It was dusk turning to dark by the time they reached the remote green by the poplars and accepted the new and aimless game of shooting at the old mark.
I'm morally certain now that Jenkins was the undesirable alien Turnbull wanted to convict in another shooting-affair, but you see the shooting gentleman had another shot in his locker.
They scattered back in too great haste to do any more shooting.
They're gone up the Balesuna, shooting fish," he explained.
Rob flushed, for he was mightily proud of his shooting.
My three sons have been outlawed for shooting King's deer to keep us from starving, and now hide in the wood.
Such shooting as this was not seen every day in Nottingham town.
Thou art welcome, my good sir, quite welcome, indeed; here is a youth whom I have unfortunately wounded in shooting a deer this evening, and who requires some of thy assistance.