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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Shoot the Sun (To).
 
To take a nautical observation.   1
        “Unless a man understood how to handle his vessel, it would be very little use his being able to ‘shoot the sun,’ as sailors call it.”—Notes and Queries, November 19th, 1892, p. 403.
 


 Shoot the Moon (To).Shooting-iron (A). 

 
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