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POTSHOT

Postby Stargzer » Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:33 pm

POTSHOT

This word serves as both a noun and a verb.

Mayoral candidates Messrs. Smith, Wesson, and Colt were all taking potshots at the Chief of Police, Capt. Flint Locke, deriding his handling of public safety.

Merriam-Webster:



Main Entry: [sup]1[/sup]pot·shot
Pronunciation: \-ˌshät\
Function: noun
Etymology: from the notion that such a shot is unsportsmanlike and worthy only of one whose object is to fill the cooking pot
Date: 1858
1 : a shot taken from ambush or at a random or easy target
2 : a critical remark made in a random or sporadic manner


Main Entry: [sup]2[/sup]potshot
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): potshot; pot·shot·ting
Date: 1918
intransitive verb
: to take a potshot
transitive verb
: to attack or shoot with a potshot

Regards//Larry

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Postby Slava » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:27 pm

Captain Flint Locke, good one!

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Postby LukeJavan8 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:55 pm

Thanks be to heavens above the advertisements are done
in regards to the politicians and their pot shot jabs and
jibes of one another.
-----please, draw me a sheep-----
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