from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a discharge of firearms by soldiers in line, in quick succession, and in the order in which they stand.


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  • From right to left along the Battalions the platoon volleys flamed and flickered, a rolling fire that never stopped, the machine-like regularity of trained troops pouring four shots a minute into the dense mass of Frenchmen.

    Sharpe's Eagle


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