flying saucer

Mullins, Bill Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Wed Dec 1 17:15:20 UTC 2004

The UFO/Science Fiction sense of "flying saucer" hasn't been noted before
1947.  The quote below makes me wonder if the phrase might be found in the
shooting literature?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mullins, Bill [mailto:bill.mullins at]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 11:05 AM
> Subject: trapshooting slang
> "Trapshooting - The Sport Alluring," Baseball Magazine,
> March, 1915, No. 5, p. 95
> "For instance, a shooter might describe the results of five
> shots something after this fashion: "Yes, sir, I toed the
> firing line, put the iron to my shoulder, drew a humdinger
> from the box and killed it.  The second saucer was a lazy
> boy, flying straightaway, but I went to sleep and the pigeon
> nested in the grass. The next mud pie sailed to left-quarter,
> but the old pea-shooter simply knocked the fuzz off. The
> fourth dickey bird was smothered as soon as it was hatched.
> Then a cripple fluttered out and died. Next came a
> right-wheeling streaker and I pulverized it." "

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