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Usage examples for firing

  1. Although the firing had died down it continued sufficiently to enable me to keep my direction. – 'Brother Bosch', an Airman's Escape from Germany by Gerald Featherstone Knight
  2. Ten minutes later the enemy ceased firing. – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  3. The Frenchmen now saw that there was a chance of our escaping, and began firing. – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
  4. So we kept quiet, but towards two o'clock heard firing in the neighborhood of Leyderdorp. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  5. I could see them looking out from behind the trees and firing. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  6. After a while they begin to understand the danger of this proceeding, and half an hour's rapid firing causes the birds to spread about and get into the trees in the hedges at some distance. – Wild Life in a Southern County by Richard Jefferies
  7. For some reason we had decided to watch this one from the firing- line. – Letters from France by C. E. W. Bean
  8. Firing could be heard from their direction and, as a matter of fact, they had enough to do to hold up an enemy attack on their left from Askalon. – The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918 by F.L. Morrison
  9. It is now eight in the morning and the firing is terrible. – Through Five Republics on Horseback by G. Whitfield Ray
  10. He had gone but a few miles when the sound of the firing at the fort reached his ears, and he thus learned that the attack had come. – Red Eagle and the Wars With the Creek Indians of Alabama. by George Cary Eggleston
  11. The firing now began on the two sides of the Beresina, on the right shore against the troops that had crossed, on the left against those covering the passage of the rear of the army. – Napoleon's Campaign in Russia Anno 1812 by Achilles Rose
  12. Night was now approaching; the main body of the rebel army had passed; the firing ceased, and the enemy were retreating in haste. – Campaign of the Fourteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers by J. Newton Terrill
  13. Another mile or two have still to be covered on foot before we reach the firing- line. – War by Pierre Loti
  14. He believes that when he begins his attack from this side, the Government troops will rush from the barracks and hasten toward the sound of the firing. – Captain Macklin by Richard Harding Davis
  15. After the admiral had conquered all the islands that once formed part of the empire, he had his entire fleet return to Constantinople, and they entered the city firing their bombards and shouting their greetings to the illustrious city. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  16. Firing was still going on all around, but the shouts of our men rose now from inside the fort instead of outside. – The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch by Talbot Baines Reed
  17. One detail of the execution of Ney, however, we are told nothing of: we do not know if his widow, like Madame Labedoyere, had to pay three francs a head to the soldiers of the firing party which shot her husband. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  18. He seemed to like thinking he was in a sort of way in the firing line, as though he was slightly wounded. – War-time Silhouettes by Stephen Hudson
  19. But I saw him firing away steady as a rock; yes, sir! – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  20. And as to firing! – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
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