Usage examples for barrage

  1. Generally at the bottom was one of these covered wooden bridges, like a hay barn with both ends knocked out, and the way we'd roar through those was enough to make you think you was goin' forward with a barrage – Torchy and Vee by Sewell Ford
  2. Mr James, however, went steadily ahead with classification while a barrage of correspondence aimed at hastening the day for entry into the new home was maintained. – Report of the Chief Librarian for the Year Ended 31 March 1958: Special Centennial Issue by J. O. Wilson and General Assembly Library (New Zealand)
  3. The records showed, the Austrian high officers said, that the Germans had lost six submarines on the Otranto barrage in the last three months of the war. – The Victory At Sea by William Sowden Sims Burton J. Hendrick
  4. " I was on the last position three- quarters of an hour before the barrage passed," said a young officer of the Suffolks. – From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917 by Philip Gibbs
  5. July 9.- A good deal of barrage work all day, but as it was mostly at a slow rate the men managed to get some rest- goodness knows, they both need and deserve it. – Servants of the Guns by Jeffery E. Jeffery
  6. With the greatly increased number of heavy guns it became possible to develop the famous curtain of barrage fire, also known as drum fire, with this type of ordnance, as well as with shrapnel. – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  7. It was a trying time for the officers who saw the barrage of our guns getting away ahead. – From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917 by Philip Gibbs
  8. The German artillery could lay down no barrage and line after line of trenches had been captured before they got into action. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  9. It must have been an expensive evening as thousands of rounds fell in barrage but we never heard if there had been a raid by the enemy; sometimes these signals are sent up, the reason being " wind up." – The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918 by F.L. Morrison
  10. For two hours the barrage raged, and the din was such that they had to shout in each other's ears to be heard. – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  11. I saw two waves of infantry advancing against the enemy's trenches, preceded by our barrage of field- guns. – From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917 by Philip Gibbs
  12. A German brigadier, caught under their barrage came up to a troop of chasseurs and when they demanded his surrender asked curtly, " Where's your superior officer?" – The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me by William Allen White
  13. If the barrage would break at this point.... – Tarrano the Conqueror by Raymond King Cummings
  14. They had yielded not a foot of ground, in spite of the fact that our own barrage had twice passed over them. – The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918 by F.L. Morrison
  15. All through the night the barrage continued. – The Airlords of Han by Philip Francis Nowlan
  16. I cut off our barrage opened our door and stepped to the narrow metal bridge. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various
  17. " That's the German barrage falling behind our new line. – With Haig on the Somme by D. H. Parry
  18. The French did not wait, as did the British, until the populace was goaded to the last point of exasperation, but quickly instituted the barrage system, in which we afterwards followed their lead. – The Mastery of the Air by William J. Claxton
  19. Instead of acting sensibly, the islanders had met the fleet with a cannon barrage and a Declaration stating that they would fight to the death for their liberty. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover