In Chicago, too, a 100-gun salvo went off and every bell in the city rang out.
He also strongly urged supporters not to interpret the change in hiring policy as a salvo in war over gay marriage.
The salvo followed the test of another four missiles on Friday, February 21.
Back in 2007, Roberts threw his first salvo in the affirmative action wars.
Far from palling around with polygamists, the salvo proclaims, Romney is the last bulwark between America and gay marriage.
As the day dawned a salvo of twenty-one British guns on the Plaza Miserere gave the signal.
(p. 419) A salvo of profanity from the train crew followed them.
A lucky accident willed it that none of the besieged was wounded by this first salvo of artillery.
In your presence I can do so without departing from my principles, salvo pudoribus.
But there were regular intervals between the firing; it was a salvo.
1719, alteration of salva (1590s) "simultaneous discharge of guns," from Italian salva "salute, volley" (cf. French salve, 16c., from Italian), from Latin salve "hail!," literally "be in good health!," the usual Roman greeting, regarded as imperative of salvere "to be in good health," but properly vocative of salvus "healthy" (see safe (adj.)). The notion is of important visitors greeted with a volley of gunfire into the air; applied afterward to any concentrated fire from guns.