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Usage examples for enfilade

  1. Then set up to enfilade if they try to come up over there. – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  2. On this day, and daily for the next seven days, the Battalion was heavily shelled, and suffered a high percentage of casualties, chiefly from enfilade fire. – Short History of the London Rifle Brigade by Unknown
  3. As this ravine ran at right angles with the river, the sixty men would enfilade an enemy attacking the vessels, and the guard of the vessels would at the same time enfilade an enemy should he attack the cattle on the north side. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  4. The sexton took his shovel, but on account of the frost, he was only able to detach large lumps of earth, which beat a fine tune down below, a regular bombardment of the coffin, an enfilade of artillery sufficient to make one think the wood was splitting. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  5. The 1st Division had rallied on the line of the woods east of the bend of the Menin road; the German advance by the road had been checked by enfilade fire from the north. – 1914 by John French, Viscount of Ypres
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