GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the rapid discharge of firearms in succession by a line of troops.
- adj. a constant fire of musketry or cannon.
“Pushing the Confederate scouts rapidly in with a running fire for a mile or more, while we were approaching a little stream, I hoped to gobble the main body of the enemy's pickets.”
“For three months Cavour had sustained the running fire of all except one of the foreign representatives at Turin; as he wrote to the Marquis E. d'Azeglio: “I have the whole corps diplomatique on my back,”
“Rose began a running fire of entreaties that he would have nothing to do with Shahweetah, for that she could not bear the place.”
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