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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Shooting-iron (A).
 
A gun.   1
        “Catch old Stripes [a tiger] coming near my bullock, if he thought a ‘shooting-iron’ anywhere about.”—Cornhill, July, 1883 (My Tiger Watch).
 


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