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strafe

[strāf]
(ordnance)
To rake a body of troops or other persons with gunfire or rocket fire at close range and from a flying aircraft, or to attack a roadway, railyard, factory, or other installation with bullets, projectiles, or rockets fired from a low firing airplane.
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While I was sitting on the toilet, a Japanese plane strafed through the tin roof, cutting the bowl next to me in half!
After we strafed the target, we rendervoused off-target below the could layer, and headed to the USS George Washington (CVN 73) for our OK 3-wires.
US aircraft bombed and strafed the valley all day, and US aircraft were also bombing the border with Pakistan to stop enemy from fleeing across.
When Veronica Bowers and her even-month-old adopted daughter, Charity, died on April 20 after the Peruvian air force strafed the Cessna airplane they were riding in, they became the latest martyrs in America's ill-conceived war on drugs.
Yandle ran through a barracks area and across a parade field as Japanese planes with red Rising Sun emblems strafed buildings all around him.
Air Force strafed civilian refugees during the Korean War.
Sixty years after Luftwaffe fighter-bombers strafed and dive-bombed the unarmed Irish schooner MV Loch Ryan 40 miles off the Cornish coast, the family that owned the vessel are still waiting for damages.
One day the Italian Air Force bombed and strafed his village, Bashagia in Wallo Province.
Ultranationalist settlers affiliated with Meir Kahane's Kach movement and Gush Emunim have shot and killed civilians, destroyed Arab homes, olive trees, and automobiles, turned mace and attack dogs on stone throwers, and strafed and firebombed homes - often armed with government-issue weapons.
In short, the evidence strongly suggests both planes strafed the lifeboats.
Vietnamese wounded were being strafed from gunships, a war crime, and Vietnamese prisoners thrown out of helicopters.
A gunman strafed the broadcast studio of Bombo Radyo DxES here Wednesday night, July 3, police said.