Did you perhaps mean raffle?
- From French rafale. (Wiktionary)
“If you can help, contact him directly: rafale at reed dot edu.”
“They were especially fierce to the south, where a rafale beat as I had never heard it before.”
“Our gunners still continued to harass the enemy with an occasional _rafale_ from their field guns.”
“The latter, with the 75 millimetre quick-firing gun, is particularly adapted to following up the results of the aeroplane's reconnaissance, especially with the system of rafale fire, because the whole position can be searched through and through within a minute or two.”
“This applies especially to those tactics, where the field artillery dashes up to a position, discharges a number of rounds in rapid succession, or indulges in rafale firing, and then limbering up, rushes away before the enemy can reply.”
“He can vary his altitude, perhaps only thirty or forty feet, with ease and rapidity, and this erratic movement is more than sufficient to perplex the marksmen below, although the airman is endangered if a rafale is fired in such a manner as to cover a wide zone.”
“A _rafale_ of shrapnel will of course destroy any infantry moving in the open, but intermittent shelling, although it appears to be terribly destructive, will not stop resolute troops determined to press forward.”
“The rafale was purring like a mistral as I shaved this morning.”
“It was what the French call la rafale des tambours de la mort -- the ruffle of the drums of death.”
“They were especially fierce to the south, where a _rafale_ beat as I had never heard it before.”
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