continuous fire


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continuous fire

[kən¦tin·yə·wəs ′fīr]
(ordnance)
Fire conducted at a normal rate without interruption, for application of adjustment corrections or for other causes.
In field artillery, a succession of salvos, the pieces being fired consecutively at the interval designated in the command.
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Addis Ababa has come under continuous fire in reports by the rights group which accuses the government of widespread rights abuses, including the latest politicizing foreign developmental funds.
Facing 3 days of continuous fire fighting with Engine Co.
Enforcer 22 also updated Hawg 55 on the situation: The patrol had three KIA (killed in action) and was taking continuous fire from enemy forces less than 200 meters to the south.
Assistant chief fire officer Martin Clark said: "Due to the dedication and support of firefighters on these watches we were able to maintain continuous fire cover for our communities.
Until dawn, Hoppe's isolated unit remained under continuous fire while the combat ready troops in Camp Visoko sat huddled in their APCs listening to the ordeal on the radio.
One rifle company came under continuous fire when it pushed out of the base on a house-to-house search for insurgents.
Troops from 1st Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment, came under continuous fire at their city centre camp.
Later, I learned that it's not really necessary (but desirable) to keep a continuous fire as long as the total elapsed time is sufficient to smoke the meat to the desired flavor.
British troops and their Indian allies harassed them constantly, and continuous fire made the digging hazardous.
The standard 9mm semi automatic Browning holds l3 bullets, and the user has barely to squeeze the trigger to release continuous fire.
The black 369th Infantry were under continuous fire for a record of 191 days, for which they won the Croix de Guerre and the honor of leading the victorious Allied armies to the Rhine in 1918.
Surrounded on all sides and under continuous fire, Pearse realised the situation was hopeless and to avoid further bloodshed, he decided to surrender.

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