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Shotten definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHOTTEN, a. shot'n. [from shoot.]
1. Having ejected the spawn; as a shotten herring.
2. Shooting into angles.
3. Shot out of its socket; dislocated; as a bone.

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle English shotyn, from past participle of sheten to shoot Date: 15th century having ejected the spawn and so of inferior food value <shotten herring>

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Shoot Shoot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shot; p. pr. & vb. n. Shooting. The old participle Shotten is obsolete. See Shotten.] [OE. shotien, schotien, AS. scotian, v. i., sce['o]tan; akin to D. schieten, G. schie?en, OHG. sciozan, Icel. skj?ta, Sw. skjuta, Dan. skyde; cf. Skr. skund to jump. [root]159. Cf. Scot a contribution, Scout to reject, Scud, Scuttle, v. i., Shot, Sheet, Shut, Shuttle, Skittish, Skittles.] 1. To let fly, or cause to be driven, with force, as an arrow or a bullet; -- followed by a word denoting the missile, as an object. If you please To shoot an arrow that self way. --Shak. 2. To discharge, causing a missile to be driven forth; -- followed by a word denoting the weapon or instrument, as an object; -- often with off; as, to shoot a gun. The two ends od a bow, shot off, fly from one another. --Boyle. 3. To strike with anything shot; to hit with a missile; often, to kill or wound with a firearm; -- followed by a word denoting the person or thing hit, as an object. When Roger shot the hawk hovering over his master's dove house. --A. Tucker. 4. To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit. An honest weaver as ever shot shuttle. --Beau. & Fl. A pit into which the dead carts had nightly shot corpses by scores. --Macaulay. 5. To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; -- often with out; as, a plant shoots out a bud. They shoot out the lip, they shake the head. --Ps. xxii. 7. Beware the secret snake that shoots a sting. --Dryden. 6. (Carp.) To plane straight; to fit by planing. Two pieces of wood that are shot, that is, planed or else pared with a paring chisel. --Moxon. 7. To pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a rapid or a bridge; to shoot a sand bar. She . . . shoots the Stygian sound. --Dryden. 8. To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches. The tangled water courses slept, Shot over with purple, and green, and yellow. --Tennyson. To be shot of, to be discharged, cleared, or rid of. [Colloq.] ``Are you not glad to be shot of him?'' --Sir W. Scott.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Shotten Shot"ten, n. [Properly p. p. of shoot; AS. scoten, sceoten, p. p. of sce['o]tan.] 1. Having ejected the spawn; as, a shotten herring. --Shak. 2. Shot out of its socket; dislocated, as a bone.

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