Running fire

the rapid discharge of firearms in succession by a line of troops.
a constant fire of musketry or cannon.
- Simmonds.

See also: Fire, Running

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Sinclair, proprietor of the West Islington Dancing Academy, and host of these little gatherings--for a consideration of eighteenpence--did his best, by a running fire of conversation, to set everyone at their ease.
The Mountains of the Moon.--An Ocean of Verdure.--They cast Anchor.--The Towing Elephant.--A Running Fire.--Death of the Monster.--The Field-Oven.--A Meal on the Grass.--A Night on the Ground.
We keep a running fire of sarcasm at ignorance and the life of the senses; then goes by, perchance, a fair girl, a piece of life, gay and happy, and making the commonest offices beautiful by the energy and heart with which she does them; and seeing this we admire and love her and them, and say,
So engrossed was he with his occupation that he appeared to have forgotten our presence, for he chattered away to himself under his breath the whole time, keeping up a running fire of exclamations, groans, whistles, and little cries suggestive of encouragement and of hope.
Excitement instantly seized the whole party: a running fire of raillery and jests was proceeding when Sam returned.
And while he ran over it, he nodded his head from time to time, and maintained a running fire of commendatory remarks: "Good!--that's it!--that's the stuff!--psychology's all right!--the very idea!--you've caught it!--excellent!--missed it a bit here, but it'll go--that's vigorous!
Although no information was given on the operating system, ( Android Police speculates that it may be running Fire OS 5.
"Upslope running fire to the north" and "Get engines to Fire Tower Road for structure protection" particularly stood out.
Several of the executives talked about how their companies are creating increasingly elaborate cyber attack scenarios and running fire drills to help them prepare for future attacks.
Judge Paul Thomas said a total of 58 fire appliances had to be brought in to fight the long running fire with around 45 officers involved, the various appliances being present at the blaze for a total of 8,389 hours and crews being present for a total of 11,747 hours.