from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the time at which the morning or the evening gun is fired.


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  • Bursts of machine gun fire slammed into the motorcycle's sidecar.

    Panzer Aces

  •   Gunfire slacked off and then almost stopped, with little more than short bursts of sub-machine gun fire and revolver shots as the Wolves and the Mounted Infantry went after the enemy on their big people.

    Lord Conrads Crusade

  • Our radio operator, Richard Bach, was caught by a burst of machine gun fire as he tried to escape and was also killed.

    Panzer Aces

  • Production aircraft; fitted with 4 turbojet engines; improved navigation-bombing radar and gun fire control; 357,500 Ibs. gross; 15 crew; first flight 26 March 1949; 64 converted from B-36B and 22 built.

    Strategic Air Command: People Aircraft and Missiles 2nd Edition

  • Machine gun fire and the salvoes from a rocket-launcher brigade turned the battlefield into a raging inferno.

    Panzer Aces

  • Grenades exploded and bursts of Russian machine gun fire sprayed the grenadiers who were struggling to recover their former positions.

    Panzer Aces

  • Wittmann ducked as a burst of machine gun fire whistled past his ears.

    Panzer Aces

  • The water magnified everything, so that Janus saw the guard, shimmery but large; saw the gun fire and kick; saw him as clearly as if he, Janus, knelt on a rock, and looked at a six-foot-long fish just beneath him in the clearest water.

    Time Was


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