In Mark Twain’s “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” it says that the stranger fills the frog with quail-shot. Does anyone know what this means?
6 answers by real people - What is Quail-Shot in The Notorious Jumping Frog Story?
It would be #6 lead shot. The preferred lead shot size for quail. The size of the shot in shotgun shells comes in many different sizes to provide different spreads, but also killing power. The larger the number the small the shot. You can still find some lead shot, but environmentalist have pretty much turned the industry to steel shot.
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What is Quail-Shot in The Notorious Jumping Frog Story?
In Mark Twain's "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" it says that the stranger fills the frog with quail-shot. Does anyone know what this means?
What Is Quail
It’s little pellets which scatter-shoot from a gun something like BBs (or like buckshot), capable of killing quail. They’re pretty heavy and in Twain’s day were probably made of lead. (Maybe they still are.)
the only one I remember from when I did that in high school was the first one which was local color.