from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Heavy, continuous gunfire: a barrage of drumfire.
  • n. Something likened to continuous gunfire: a drumfire of criticism.

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  • n. Heavy, continuous, rapid gunfire

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  • n. intense and continuous artillery fire


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  • A lot of the men say the drumfire is the worst, and a lot of them can't get over the sight of the first man they saw killed.

    Menschen im Krieg. English

  • This drumfire of denialism nonsense will drown out science 10 to 1 before long.

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  • A drumfire of editorials, threatening to drown the American space effort.

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  • A drumfire of statements and signals points in the opposite direction.

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  • And the air was rent by drumfire and shellblast and the surging cheers of the populace.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • Then at last, with the drumfire of rain held safely at bay, with the small blue rings of gas flame, even this minimal rusty kitchen became comfortable and homelike.


  • Lightning flickers all around the horizon, and thunder that reminds the military men on board of drumfire announcing battles they're not sure now if they survived or still dream, still can wake up into and die ....

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • Apart from the hissing of the pressure lamp, there was no sound inside the hut other than the metallic drumfire of the ice spicules against the icesheathed eastern wall of the hut.

    Ice Station Zebra

  • The sky was black now, the night so dark that it was scarcely possible to distinguish land from sea and the rain was a drumfire of sound on the roof of the cabin.

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  • The drumfire of rain against his beetle's hull was so loud that it hurt his ears, even with the gain knob of his helmet backed all the - way down to the thumb-stop.

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