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slow fire

a rate of firing small arms that allows time to aim before each shot.
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slow-fire, adjective Unabridged
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  • Tempeh started with beans simmered on a slow fire for several hours.
  • Then they cook them over a slow fire in the big iron kettle, till the feet grow tender, and they salt them to taste.
  • Precipitation will likely slow fire activity and operations.
  • In addition, helicopters dropped buckets of water on hot spots to slow fire spread and shuttled supplies for crews.
  • Don't count on an uphill backfire to be a slow fire.
  • Aging print collections are a looming slow fire in the depository community.
  • There have been additional advances in materials that can slow fire spread considerably.
  • Set it high over a slow fire and stir well until it thickens.

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