upshot


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Upshot \Up"shot`\, n. [Up + shot, equivalent to scot share,
   reckoning. Cf. the phrase to cast up an account.]
   Final issue; conclusion; the sum and substance; the end; the
   result; the consummation.
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         I can not pursue with any safety this sport to the
         upshot.                                  --Shak.
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         We account it frailty that threescore years and ten
         make the upshot of man's pleasurable existence. --De
                                                  Quincey.
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