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- n. The direction of weapons fire.
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- n. the direction of fire.
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- n. the path of a missile discharged from a firearm
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“No,” all seven of her forms said at once as she realized what she had almost been tricked into doing: The phaser’s line of fire was directed toward the intruders, and beyond them, to her own sprawled, corporeal, original form.
But the charges formed a sudden blazing pattern on the portal wall ahead of him, and he veered aside out of the line of fire and vanished through a doorspace that opened on the passage.
Oberfeldwebel Bix suddenly found himself in the line of fire of at least ten guns.
Mouton to ascertain his condition; and, as the bridge over which they passed was in the line of fire directed on the Diana and the twenty-fours, the promenade was not a holiday affair.
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Regapisk took the line of fire across his back, wriggled a bit, and then grinned up at Tras Preetror and Arshur the northman.
But as the British battle cruisers swung eastward, bending Hipper’s line of advance and also cutting directly across the line of fire of the approaching Grand Fleet, Beatty and Evan-Thomas deliberately separated; the position of the Queen Elizabeths, now that Beatty and Jellicoe had joined, was in the Grand Fleet battle line.
I believe the _Massacre_ would have been a sitting duck if the _Rattle and Hum_ hadn't kept rolling over to keep the line of fire open.