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the tactical use of firearms, especially artillery, as distinguished from other weapons, as bayonets, torpedoes, or grenades.
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They could hear
and could see puffs of smoke in the city.
It was already midnight, and he was listening to the noise of heavy
, four streets away.
In the period of three to four seconds during which the shutter remained open, the camera clearly captured the furious
He could only see his two daughters move, hunching down to avoid the
erupted in some movie houses on opening night.
, and its effects, had long ago woven itself deeply into the soldiers' days.
One early morning, as they camped on a rock face they were ascending,
shattered the dawn.
Some were felled by
, others by poisoned arrows.
begins in the afternoon and goes on all through the twilit night.
Rebels, missing limbs,
for days-it was awful.
British Dictionary definitions for
the firing of one or more guns, esp when done repeatedly
the use of firearms, as contrasted with other military tactics
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