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Langenscheidts Großwörterbuch Englisch "Der Kleine Muret-Sanders", Teil 1 Englisch - Deutsch, 7. Aufl. 1996 (ISBN 3-468-02121-6); S. 695

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Larger sizes of shot, large enough that they have to be packed into the shell rather than just dumped in, are called buckshot. Buckshot is used for hunting larger game, such as deer, and also in riot shotguns and combat shotguns for defensive, police, and military use. Buckshot is also categorized by number, with smaller numbers being larger shot. It is called either "buckshot" or just "buck", such as "triple-ought buck" or "number 4 buck".

Size Diameter Pellets/oz.
000 ("triple-ought") .36" (9.1mm) 6
00 ("double-ought") .33" (8.4mm) 8
0 ("one-ought") .32" (8.1mm) 9
1 .30" (7.6mm) 10
2 .27" (6.9mm) 15
3 .25" (6.4mm) 18
4 .24" (6mm) 21
(from: http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Shotgun_shell)
a second meaning of the word "ought" that i'm missing in many dictionaries!
AuthorMax Schwarzburger19 Nov 05, 16:16
Ich stehe einem Eintrag kritisch gegenüber ...

American Heritage® Book of English Usage
§ 46. ought
ought as auxiliary verb. Ought is an auxiliary verb that usually takes to with its accompanying verb: We ought to go. Sometimes the accompanying verb is dropped if the meaning is clear: Should we begin soon? Yes, we ought to. In questions and negative sentences, especially those with contractions, to is also sometimes omitted: We ought not be afraid of the risks involved. Oughtn’t we be going soon? This omission of to, however, is not common in written English. Like must and auxiliary need, ought to does not change to show past tense: He said we ought to get moving along. 1
ought in regional expressions. Usages such as He hadn’t ought to come and She shouldn’t ought to say that are common in many varieties of American English. They should be avoided in written English, however, in favor of the more standard variant ought not to.

naught or nought
Naught means 'nothing' in certain idiomatic expressions: All his plans came to naught when the firm went bankrupt.
Nought is the figure '0' (zero): How many noughts are there in a million? Let's play noughts and crosses. Bear this distinction in mind when spelling these two words. In American English, however, the spelling naught is used for both senses.
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#1AuthorWolfma19 Nov 05, 23:52
Wie vorher ...
#2AuthorWolfman19 Nov 05, 23:54

except for ought meaning should, naught, nought, aught, and ought are archaic.
aught is the result of miswriting a naught as an aught.
archaic and miswritten ... daher nicht unterstuetzt
#3AuthorRex20 Nov 05, 01:33
Websters Third New International Dictionary
According to Websters 3rd, "aught" in the sense of "zero, cipher" is neither obsolete nor an incorrect spelling of "ought". (The dictionary says that "ought" is an alternative spelling of "aught".)

I see that "aught" in the sense of "zero" is also missing from the Leo dictionary.
#4AuthorMartin -cal20 Nov 05, 02:55
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