Heavy fire

(Mil.) a continuous or destructive cannonading, or discharge of small arms.

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But this adjutant returned half an hour later with the news that the commander of the dragoons had already retreated beyond the dip in the ground, as a heavy fire had been opened on him and he was losing men uselessly, and so had hastened to throw some sharpshooters into the wood.
They immediately grappled us; but, although surrounded by hundreds of savages, we extricated ourselves from them, and escaped all safe into the garrison, except one that was wounded, through a heavy fire from their army.
It was a heavy fire which overwhelmed these wretches with a thousand hailstones.
Charley is accordingly introduced, and under a heavy fire of eyes, sits down to her basin and a Druidical ruin of bread and butter.
In a dense fog on the moor yesterday good old Crawshay made a bolt for it, and got away without a scratch under heavy fire.
Then, all parties having provided themselves with many sods of turf, cut with their bread-and-cheese knives, the side which remained at the bottom proceeded to assault the mound, advancing up on all sides under cover of a heavy fire of turfs, and then struggling for victory with the occupants, which was theirs as soon as they could, even for a moment, clear the summit, when they in turn became the besieged.
We had resumed our advance, or rather our humble part in the great surrounding movement then taking place, and were under pretty heavy fire once more, when Connal was shot in the hand.
While the border guard patrols were doing its mission on the Saudi border Thursday morning, they came under heavy fire from the Yemeni territories, said a spokesman for the ministry in a statement reported by Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
on Thursday morning 10/09/2015, a border guard outpost in Al-Towal sector in Jazan region was exposed to heavy fire from mountainous positions inside Yemeni territory, prompting to deal similarly with the sources of fire with the support of the ground forces until controlling the situation.
On Tuesday morning, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) opened heavy fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the Sudania area, north of Gaza City.
An FC spokesman said here Saturday that the search operation in parts of Mastung district was in progress when the militants holed up in mountains opened heavy fire at the FC personnel with automatic weapons.
Palestinian sources said that Israeli vessels opened heavy fire against Palestinian fishermen after chasing their boats, which resulted in the injury of two of them.

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