continuous fire


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continuous fire

1. Fire conducted at a normal rate without interruption for application of adjustment corrections or for other causes.
2. In field artillery and naval gunfire support, loading and firing at a specified rate or as rapidly as possible consistent with accuracy within the prescribed rate of fire for the weapon. Firing will continue until terminated by the command "end of mission" or temporarily suspended by the command "cease loading" or "check firing."
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On the other hand, Miss Wilson was as affable and courteous as heart could wish, and though I was in no very conversable humour myself, the two ladies between them managed to keep up a pretty continuous fire of small talk.
And a continuous fire, too," urged the doctor, "for we are close on the woods.
Despite facing a storm of shells and shrapnel, Sgt Finch and the commanding officer kept up continuous fire.
Despite being under continuous fire the young Welshman remained determined to survive for the next 30 hours while trying desperately to keep an injured friend alive.
gov/press-release/engine-test-marks-major-milestone-on-nasa-s-journey-to-mars) 2016 the first engine E2059 underwent a hot-fire test for 500 seconds, that's more than eight minutes of continuous fire from the rocket.
Continuous fire activity and the extended length of the fire season is driving costs.
THE Victoria Cross citation, published on September 4, 1917, reads: "For most conspicuous bravery when, as scout to a patrol, he worked his way towards the enemy line with the greatest gallantry and determination, in spite of continuous fire from hostile snipers at close range.
And then, we can only guess what went through Major Kettles' mind as he made the defining decision to double back yet again--this time for the eight soldiers who remained pinned down on the ground and under continuous fire.
One such famous gas seep is Yanar Dagh (fire mountain) on the Absheron Peninsula where a continuous fire burns along a hill-side.
Stating that Piri alleges that the Turkish military is keeping civilians in the region under continuous fire and fails to mention terrorist attacks there, Bozkyr also criticized the European politician for what he said was her description of the developments in the region as "civil war" rather than a "fight against terrorism.
The attack was still going on: we kept up a continuous fire on our front, but one by one our rifles began to jam.
I've been hearing continuous fire and loud bangs," Janabi said.
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