firing off

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Noun1.firing off - the act of discharging a gun
shooting, shot - the act of firing a projectile; "his shooting was slow but accurate"
gun - the discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies; "two runners started before the gun"; "a twenty gun salute"
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Don't let us be firing off our guns in a hurry, you know.
In this way they advanced, shouting and singing, firing off their fusees, and clashing their shields.
They are partly American and partly Irish, and herd together on the lower deck; where they amused themselves last evening till the night was pretty far advanced, by alternately firing off pistols and singing hymns.
Had they seen the island, as I must necessarily suppose they did not, they must, as I thought, have endeavoured to have saved themselves on shore by the help of their boat; but their firing off guns for help, especially when they saw, as I imagined, my fire, filled me with many thoughts.