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a continued discharge of cannon, especially during an attack.
an attack, as of invective or censure, suggestive of cannon fire; barrage.
to attack continuously with or as if with cannon.
to discharge like continuous cannon fire.
Historical Examples

Red Fleece Will Levington Comfort
The Long Roll Mary Johnston
War Days in Brittany Elsie Deming Jarves
History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XV. (of XXI.) Thomas Carlyle
Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals William H. Armstrong
Mary Queen of Scots, Makers of History Jacob Abbott
The Egyptian campaigns, 1882 to 1885 Charles Royle
The Battle of New Orleans Zachary F. Smith
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Vicente Blasco Ibanez
The Conquest Eva Emery Dye

an intense and continuous artillery bombardment
to attack (a target) with cannon


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