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shot

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1. 
a. a single photograph
b. a series of frames on cine film concerned with a single event
c. a length of film taken by a single camera without breaks, used with others to build up a full motion picture or television film
2. Sport a heavy metal ball used in the shot put
3. globules of metal occurring in the body of a casting that are harder than the rest of the casting
4. a unit of chain length equal to 75 feet (Brit) or 90 feet (US)

shot

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1. (of textiles) woven to give a changing colour effect
2. streaked with colour

Shot

 

in film-making, the placement of a subject in a frame of film and also the scale of representation. The distinction between close-ups, medium shots, and long shots is based on the position of the subject. There are also big, medium, and general shots, depending on scale. Varying shots is a basic technique in the pictorial and sequential composition of scenes and episodes in a film.


Shot

 

a spherical, solid, nonexplosive projectile used in smoothbore artillery and firearms. In the mid-14th century shot was made of stone; iron was used in the 15th century and was subsequently replaced by pig iron (for large-caliber guns) and lead (for small-caliber weapons). Incandescent incendiary shot came into use in the 16th century, and in the 17th century hollow shot filled with explosive powder—grenades—was widely used. Shot became obsolete in the second half of the 19th century when smooth bores were replaced by rifled bores.

shot

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(aerospace engineering)
An act or instance of firing a rocket, especially from the earth's surface.
(engineering)
A charge of some kind of explosive.
Small spherical particles of steel.
Small steel balls used as the cutting agent of a shot drill.
The firing of a blast.
In plastics molding, the yield from one complete molding cycle, including scrap.
(mining engineering)
Coal broken by blasting or other methods.
(ordnance)
A solid projectile for cannon, without a bursting charge; the term projectile is preferred for uniformity in nomenclature.
A mass or load of numerous, relatively small, lead pellets used in a shotgun, as birdshot or buckshot.
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A national ban already exists on lead shot for waterfowl hunting, which the U.
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Lead can be dispersed into the environment in a number of ways: Oxidized lead shot on the surface can dissolve when exposed to moisture; lead can be found in stormwater run-off and erosion and wind-blown particulates; dissolved lead can migrate into groundwater; certain plants can uptake lead and this lead can be introduced into the food chain; and wildlife can directly ingest lead shot in contaminated soils.
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The object was a lead shot pellet, possibly but not normally used in Sweden for hunting wild boar or roe deer.
Federal conservation efforts restricted the used of lead shot in 1999, but lake bottoms are still lined with millions of pellets, which are eaten by waterfowl who mistake them for stones or grit.
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Lead shot can poison soil and water when it misses its mark; it can poison people and birds of prey when it's consumed in downed game, and waterfowl when it's accidentally eaten at the bottom of a pond.