Monday, February 16, 2009

Word of the Day: Sniper

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kristin Ferris...Image via Wikipedia

Sniper: The snipe, a Eurasian bird common in wetlands and marshes, isn't the easiest thing to catch. A hunter generally sneaked up on it, disguised to blend in with the scenery, begrimed in mud and damp, and took a shot from as close as possible without alarming the bird. The term transferred to the hunting of humans in war or crime in the early nineteenth century, and the connection to the bird has been all but forgotten.

No, I'm not going back to do a word a day, but thought this was interesting and will post some once in awhile.
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2 comments:

Bond said...

A skill that is owned by few. Taking a shot at a long distance, calculating wind and drop in velocity of the bullet.
I always have admired those who have perfected this art.

JohnH985 said...

It's takes a very special skill to do.

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