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: 1696, Pierre Nicole, Moral Essayes, Contain'd in Several Treatises on Many Important Duties, OL 15028288M, page 237
It is a Veſſel which muſt be filled with Sand to ballance it, otherwiſe it will overturn, and become the Shuttlecock of all ſort of Winds.
: 1851, Herman Melville, , Moby-Dick OL 6984724M, ch. 123
In a severe gale like this, while the ship is but a tossed shuttlecock to the blast, it is by no means uncommon to see the needles in the compasses, at intervals, go round and round.
: 1859, Ebenezer Landells, The Boy's Own Toy-maker, OL 20577707M, page 122
The practice of the game in this country is to keep the shuttlecock in the air by striking it from one person to another.
1862 - General Halleck to General Burnside, Official Records, s.1, vol.21, page 891
They [i.e. the Confederates] are trying to make you play the game of
shuttlecock, by sending troops backward and forward to Harper's Ferry.
: 1897, Henry James, , What Maisie Knew OL 7150009M, ch. 2
Crudely as they had calculated they were at first justified by the event: she was the little feathered shuttlecock they could fiercely keep flying between them.
: 1997, C. K. Scott-Moncrieff (tr.), , translation of Swann's Way À la recherche du temps perdu: Du côté de chez Swann by Marcel Proust, page 460
... in front of which a little girl with reddish hair was playing with a shuttlecock;
2012 August 3, “ Badminton's black eye”, , Los Angeles Times : ISSN 0458-3035
So when eight women players from three Asian countries did something not quite cricket at the London Olympics, it hit the cloistered organization that oversees the sport like a shuttlecock slam to the groin.