Heavy fire

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

See also: Heavy

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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.
The heavy fire broke out due to explosions of gas cylinders in a shop which engulfed the nearby shops and vehicles causing damages to the property and inflicting serious burns to six persons.
US Defence Intelligence Agency Director Lt-Gen Robert Ashley said exchange of heavy fire between Indian and Pakistani forces along the Line of Control poses a risk of gradual escalation of hostilities.
PN fire-fighting teams, taking prompt actions, extinguished the heavy fire and medical teams extended first aid to the injured.
Jammu The Indian and Pakistani forces traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district late on Saturday, Defence Ministry sources said here on Sunday.
Smoke was showing from the rear of the home and a heavy fire was found inside on the lower level there.

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