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- v. Present participle of let off.
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To John, Willie and so many of my favorite bartenders, Phil Dussek and all my fellow “Tavernites” who watched me dance and have good clean fun letting off steam: God Bless You All.
According to Mr Serrocold, letting off the pistol was an accident. '
Cacoethea Scribendi, to the greatest degree, and was continually letting off squibs, rockets, and all sorts of little fire-works from the press; by which means he offended many particular persons, who, although they stood in awe of Swift, held Sheridan at defiance.
I'm not too keen on this idea of making a dead-reckoning approach to this lead near Zebra, then letting off a shot in the dark.
The British pairs moved in short rushes, changing position, confusing their enemy, waiting for the Voltigeurs to come in range and then letting off their shots.