SHOT, Small, or that used for fowling, should be well sized, and of a moderate bigness; for should it be too great, then it flies thin and scatters too much; or if too small, then it hath not weight and strength to penetrate far, and the bird is apt to fly away with it. Its principal good properties are to be round and solid. The following table may prove useful to the young shooter (having been drawn up by an old and experienced lover of the trigger) in his choice and application of shot for different descriptions of game. It is extremely important that the sportsman should proportion the size of his shot as well to the particular species of game he means to pursue, as to the season of killing it.
SHOULDER Of A Horse. That part of his forehand that lies between his withers, fore thigh, counter and ribs.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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