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Synonyms for shelling

the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target

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One Dubrovnik resident, Marijana Pendo, said her family lived for a week in rooms open to the sky after shelling destroyed the roof of their house.
Director Myers pointed out that shelling can be and is done legally, including by Tennessee Shell Company, and provides jobs and livelihoods for about 10,000 people, primarily in the Mississippi River Basin.
The importance of the tape is that it shows the shelling is not one or two rounds that overshot, as we've been told for the past two weeks .
An example of this would be a part with a cylindrical core to be formed by the shelling process.
In the shelling process, three and sometimes four men were inside the patterns shelling at the same time.