shot-silk retina n.
The appearance in the retina of numerous, wavelike, opalescent reflexes similar to the light reflections appearing on certain types of silk; most commonly seen in children under the age of 10 and sometimes in teenagers.
adjective 1. (of fish, especially herring) having recently ejected the spawn. 2. Obsolete. (of a bone) dislocated. adjective 1. (of fish, esp herring) having recently spawned 2. (archaic) worthless or undesirable
noun 1. the act or process of making lead shot in a shot tower. noun, plural shots or for 6, 8, shot. 1. a discharge of a firearm, bow, etc. 2. the range of or the distance traveled by a missile in its flight. 3. an aimed discharge of a missile. 4. an attempt to […]
- Shot to hell
Worn out, ruined, as in This carpet is shot to hell, or My privacy’s been shot to hell, what with all these reporters. This term alludes to being shot by gunfire. [ ; late 1800s ]
noun 1. a tower from the top of which finely divided streams of molten lead are dropped down a central well, breaking up into spherical drops during their fall to be quenched and hardened in a tank of water at the bottom. noun 1. a building formerly used in the production of shot, in which […]