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Overview page. Subjects: History.

A block of strips in an open field, a furlong.

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shot

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 69 words.

a shot in the arm an encouraging stimulus (the shot is the injection of a drug or stimulant).

a shot

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A shot in the arm an encouraging stimulus (the shot is the injection of a drug or stimulant).

a shot in the dark an act whose outcome cannot be foreseen.

a shot in the...

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shot

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 159 words.

a big shot: see a big cheese at big.

by a long shot by far; outstandingly. informal

call the

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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

The name which applied to everything that was fired out of a naval gun except missiles filled with explosive. As Sir Henry Mainwaring remarks in his Seaman's Dictionary (1644): ‘There are...

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Shots

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 139 words.

Formed in Yorkshire, England in 1965, the Shots comprised of Mick Rowley (vocals), Mal Luker (guitar), Phil Peacock (rhythm guitar),

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shot

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 39 words.

act of shooting; that which is shot; payment, share (cf. SCOT). OE. sċ(e)ot, ġesċ(e)ot = OS. -skot

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Shot

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 21 words.

GB frequency 1881: 9 • Main GB location 1881: scattered

English: see Shott.

Shot, 1881 frequency.

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shot

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 34 words.

adjective (also Australian & US) informal drunk. 1957 nelson evening mail He asked the man: ‘Are you shot?’

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shot

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 112 words.

n.

1 the firing of a gun or cannon: he brought down a caribou with a single shot to

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shot

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies.

In film, a standard way of representing a conversation taking place between two people that consists of cutting between over-the-shoulder shots featuring each person. See also suture.

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