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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

enfilade

The alignment of a series of doors axially through a sequence of rooms.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The reference which the narrator makes to the lay-out of rooms in the Beaufort house--as "a vista of enfiladed drawing rooms"--is a precise description of the film's temporal structure as well, with the camera taking us into the connected spaces of the narrative world through its elaborate long takes, while the narration simultaneously takes us back into a connected series of receding pasts, with the vista of "the last fifty years" provided by Sillerton Jackson's treasure chest of gossip stretching furthest back.
The first of these was the Gavrilo Princip Museum in Sarajevo, which stands by the bridge of the same name on the Miljacka River and is normally enfiladed by Serbian gunfire.
The trenches were enfiladed by machine-gun fire, and since no supports were available it was impossible to hold the remainder of the crest on Chunuk Bair."
At 3:45 am, on May 3, the Canadians attacked and quickly ran into a murderous enfiladed machine gun from the right, machine gun fire from the front, and a heavy artillery barrage.
Enfiladed from three sides, the column disintegrated, a startled Riall crying out, "Those are regulars, by God!"