Heavy fire

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

See also: Heavy

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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.
We agreed to this also, but were soon convinced their policy was to take us prisoners.--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. All honor to him, I agree; a fellow with that much grit deserves his liberty.
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.
Under heavy fire from the Lady Troopers in the first set, the Cool Smashers slowly went back on defense, steadied on the service lane and caught them flatfooted with a variety of scoring choices en route to their eighth consecutive victory.
Crews found heavy fire conditions in the garage and rear of the two-story single family home, said Deputy Fire Chief Pete Ahlman.
Jammu: Indian and Pakistani armies exchanged heavy fire across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district until the early hours on Wednesday, Defence Ministry said.
Sialkot -- India's border forces resorted to heavy fire along the Line of Control (LoC), leaving at least six civilians dead and 11 others wounded in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Tuesday evening.
MANSEHRA -- A heavy fire, which apparently broke out due to electricity short-circuit, gutted eight houses in Kaghan on Tuesday.
Youth opened heavy fire during a Rasm-e-Hina' ceremony held in suburbs of Muridke city.

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