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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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Such shooting as this was not seen every day in Nottingham town.
Help would come at once, and we should soon make an end of this man and his shooting.
Why, I believe old Jink's been trying to improve his bad shooting here.
I am a physician and was requested--five minutes ago--to come and visit a sick man at George's Shooting Gallery.
You also said that he did sell his wagon, for six months afterwards you saw the wagon in the possession of a Portuguese trader, who told you that he had bought it at Inyati from a white man whose name he had forgotten, and that he believed the white man with the native servant had started off for the interior on a shooting trip.
So, as soon as he had returned safely to Nottingham, he sent messengers north and south, and east and west, to proclaim through town, hamlet, and countryside, this grand shooting match, and everyone was bidden that could draw a longbow, and the prize was to be an arrow of pure beaten gold.
They scattered back in too great haste to do any more shooting.
Also, Borckman was twittingly asked how many drinks he had taken, and if that was what accounted for his shooting being under his average.
I've seen shooting and slaughter, but I never saw anything like that.
Whilst the council was sitting in Pampeluna the White Company, having encamped in a neighboring valley, close to the companies of La Nuit and of Black Ortingo, were amusing themselves with sword-play, wrestling, and shooting at the shields, which they had placed upon the hillside to serve them as butts.
140-164) And you, O lord Apollo, god of the silver bow, shooting afar, now walked on craggy Cynthus, and now kept wandering about the island and the people in them.
There was no more shooting, though the rifles were still cracking merrily from the other boats.