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firing party

a military detachment detailed to fire a salute at a funeral
another name for firing squad
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  • He would persuade her that the firing was to be a sham, and that the firing party were using blank cartridge.

    Aletta Bertram Mitford
  • He is the sergeant in immediate command of the firing party.

    The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid
  • Selecting four soldiers as a firing party, he lined them up ten feet from the doomed man, and with the word ‘Fire!’

  • The firing party was furnished by the 1st West India Regiment.

  • And he pointed to the lane down which the firing party was defiling.

    The Firebrand S. R. Crockett
  • Then onwards to the Ceresa Gate, where the firing party halted.

    Tyrol and its People Clive Holland
  • The many people whom they sentenced to death must all have their appropriate religious consolation before facing the firing party.

    Mrs. Warren's Daughter Sir Harry Johnston
  • I am about to go for the firing party, but wish to ask an important question.

    How Canada was Won F. S. Brereton
  • On reaching the execution ground he stopped, went in the direction of the firing party, threw his hat on the ground, and waited.

    The Indian Chief Gustave Aimard
  • None but the firing party and Mr Trail were prepared for this pause in the ceremonial.

    Jasper Lyle Harriet Ward

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