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 for Random shot
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Random \Ran"dom\, a.
     1. Going at random or by chance; done or made at hazard, or
        without settled direction, aim, or purpose; hazarded
        without previous calculation; left to chance; haphazard;
        as, a random guess.
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              Some random truths he can impart.     --Wordsworth.
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              So sharp a spur to the lazy, and so strong a bridle
              to the random.                        --H. Spencer.
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     2. (Statistics) Of, pertaining to, or resulting from a
        process of selection from a starting set of items, in
        which the probability of selecting any one object in the
        starting set is equal to the probability of selecting any
        other.
        [PJC]
  
     3. (Construction) of unequal size or shape; made from
        components of unequal size or shape.
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     at random in a manner so that all possible results have an
        equal probability of occurrence; for processes, each
        possible result is counted separately although the same
        type of result may occur more than once .
  
     Random courses (Masonry), courses of stone of unequal
        thickness.
  
     Random shot, a shot not directed or aimed toward any
        particular object, or a shot with the muzzle of the gun
        much elevated.
  
     Random work (Masonry), stonework consisting of stones of
        unequal sizes fitted together, but not in courses nor
        always with flat beds.
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