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There was no fighting; a rifle shot now and then from the crests where we saw our fellows clearly.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
A was an Archer, who shot at a frog; B was a Butcher, and had a great dog.
BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
Dockier, a prominent leader of the Levelers, in the times of the English commonwealth, was shot by order of the government.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
There was not a moment to lose, for one well-directed shot might exterminate half of us.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Then, having shot nothing that day, he turned towards the Pole with a feeling of disappointment.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
No one was hurt, although the shot was evidently intended for my party.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
If we had shot 'em without discrimination, the cowards would have got bold, seein' that they weren't safer in rear than in front.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The sepoys refused to obey, and the sowars, drawing their pistols, shot dead or severely wounded six British officers.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
One Turkish Company, about a hundred strong, was making an ugly push within rifle shot of our ship.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
To-day I have stood in the main battery which has fired a shot establishing, in its way, a record in the annals of destruction.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
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WORDS RELATED TO PARTING SHOT

  • antiphon
  • back answer
  • back talk
  • comeback
  • cooler
  • counter
  • crack
  • gag
  • jape
  • jest
  • joke
  • lip
  • parting shot
  • quip
  • rejoinder
  • repartee
  • reply
  • reprisal
  • respond
  • response
  • retaliation
  • return
  • revenge
  • riposte
  • sally
  • snappy comeback
  • topper
  • wisecrack
  • witticism
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