quick fire


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quick fire

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) rapid continuous gunfire, esp at a moving target
adj
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) Also: quick-firing capable of or designed for quick fire
2. informal rapid or following one another in rapid succession: quickfire questions.
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Tom stepped upon the block, gave a few anxious looks round; all seemed mingled in a common, indistinct noise,--the clatter of the salesman crying off his qualifications in French and English, the quick fire of French and English bids; and almost in a moment came the final thump of the hammer, and the clear ring on the last syllable of the word "dollars," as the auctioneer announced his price, and Tom was made over.
In the T20I series against the Kiwis, Azam scored 41 runs of 41 balls in the first fixture, while he scored a quick fire 50 of 29 balls to help Pakistan defeat the hosts in the second match between the two teams.
All in all, a quick fire fight,'' Deputy Fire Chief Geoffrey Gardell said.
The 59-year-old, who was born in Virginia but has lived on and off in the UK for the past two decades, is renowned for his expertly-crafted tirades and quick fire banter with audiences and musical sequences.
Veteran Pakistan batsmanYounis Khan also scored a quick fire 52 of 34 balls to propel Pakistan to a more than competitive target.
Rizwan Baig top scored with 76 and was well supported by Yaar Mohammad who made a quick fire 62.
Middlesbrough were put into bat and a brilliant, quick fire innings from Sam Gaudie (32no) helped Boro to a total of 155-2.
But an inspired second-half from the 2005 defending champions saw them post five quick fire tries from Royaldo Leoni (2), Laupepa Pasene, Danny Meara and Mahana Toka to stun a tiring Welsh outfit.
The first ten minutes of the second half then proved vital as Stute got two quick fire goals from McClements and Gidd Jnr.
Afridi's quick fire 32 off 18 balls at the top of the Pakistan order capped another fine all round personal display.
THREE quick fire goals at the end of the first half knocked the stuffing out of Crewe and set up a memorable victory for Rotherham.