Sentence Examples


  • They were equipped partly with arms supplied by England, and partly with fowling-pieces, which at that period were superior to the small-arms used by the regular troops, and their intimate knowledge of the country gave them an immense advantage.
  • The most constant use of curled maple is for the stocks of fowling-pieces and rifles, as it affords toughness and strength combined with lightness and elegance.
  • Almost every New England boy among my contemporaries shouldered a fowling-piece between the ages of ten and fourteen; and his hunting and fishing grounds were not limited, like the preserves of an English nobleman, but were more boundless even than those of a savage.
  • I speak of fishing only now, for I had long felt differently about fowling, and sold my gun before I went to the woods.
  • As for fowling, during the last years that I carried a gun my excuse was that I was studying ornithology, and sought only new or rare birds.

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