enfilade


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enfilade

[′en·fə‚lād]
(ordnance)
To rake with gunfire; to fire down the length of a trench or line of troops.

enfilade

The alignment of a series of doors axially through a sequence of rooms.
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The French Empire enfilade on the side features a pair of rock crystal lamps and a French architectural panel from Crown and Colony Antiques of Fairhope, Alabama.
One couple planned to showcase their art collection in an enfilade around the center processional.
Un monastere est un batiment compose d'un corridor desservant des pieces communes reliees en enfilade et des cellules isolees.
Sometimes he can get tangled up in his upper-class vowels and mis-speak in a way which allows his enemies to open up the kind of enfilade fire which saw him thrown off the Tory frontbench where he sat as a "National Security" adviser - a position he held even under the last Labour government.
Ultimately, Eakins hoped to fashion an artistic enfilade inhabited at one end by Phidias (the artist responsible for the major sculptural programs of the Parthenon), some of the Old Masters in the middle, and Rush at the other end.
The inspirational animals who keep him going are beginning to spin towards us up the long sandy enfilade which, for some long forgotten reason, is called La Piste de Perth.
The gallery is contained in an enfilade of spaces around a central lightwell, while the cells of student accommodation on the two upper floors have a monastic air with timber floors and white walls.
Encore faut-il preciser que les temoignages sont en enfilade et ne sont pas entrecoupes par les questions de l'avocat.
While impressive on aerial photographs, this trench was not well sited, being overlooked in places by higher ground--though its crenellations offered protection against enfilade and direct blast.
An enfilade of swallows shoots out of a huckleberry bush and into the pine boughs overhead.
I remember the old county jail on Summer Street, where Sheriff Bill Bennett once showed me how, from his upstairs apartment, he was prepared, with his World War I rifle, to enfilade any prisoner insurrection in the courtyard below.