volley


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Synonyms for volley

a concentrated outpouring, as of missiles, words, or blows

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rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms

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a tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces

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be dispersed in a volley

hit before it touches the ground

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discharge in, or as if in, a volley

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make a volley

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utter rapidly

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Twenty minutes after the first volley the great fleet swung trailing off in the direction from which it had first appeared.
The Arabs raised their rifles to pour in the last volley that would effectually end all resistance; but Achmet Zek roared out a warning order that stayed their trigger fingers.
They had seen the puff of smoke from the tree following the shot that brought down the Arab, but, though a volley had immediately been loosed into its foliage, there had been no indication that it had been effective.
The whole of the second volley flew wide of the Martian on the ground, and, simultaneously, both his companions brought their Heat- Rays to bear on the battery.
The savages answered the insult with a yell, and immediately another volley succeeded.
How many they killed or wounded they knew not, but the consternation and surprise was inexpressible among the savages; they were frightened to the last degree to hear such a dreadful noise, and see their men killed, and others hurt, but see nobody that did it; when, in the middle of their fright, Will Atkins and his other three let fly again among the thickest of them; and in less than a minute the first three, being loaded again, gave them a third volley.
Our men being thus hard laid at, Atkins wounded, and two other men killed, retreated to a rising ground in the wood; and the Spaniards, after firing three volleys upon them, retreated also; for their number was so great, and they were so desperate, that though above fifty of them were killed, and more than as many wounded, yet they came on in the teeth of our men, fearless of danger, and shot their arrows like a cloud; and it was observed that their wounded men, who were not quite disabled, were made outrageous by their wounds, and fought like madmen.
Not till La Ricaneuse stands before her with bare, black arms akimbo, uttering a volley of vile abuse and of brazen impudence.
He informed me that the King his master was encamped not far off, and that a chec who was then in the company was just arrived from thence, and had seen the Emperor of Aethiopia's letters in our favour; I was then convinced that we might land without scruple, and to give the patriarch notice of it ordered a volley of our muskets to be fired, which was answered by the cannon of the two ships that lay at a distance, for fear of giving the Moors any cause of suspicion by their approach.
Kenya Para Volley Federation opted to field the women's squad due to their performances in Kigali.
Etalee sur trois ans, cette convention permettra a l'operateur national de reference de parrainer les equipes nationales de Volley Ball et les competitions nationales organisees sous l'egide de la FTVB et de s'octroyer le nom du championnat.
THE sensational volley by Jermain Defoe which evoked comparisons with Marco van Basten was inspired by the Holland legend.
The Volley Bolt debuted with a five-set reversal over the fancied Army Troopers before toppling Cafe Lupe and Gamboa Coffee Mix in a pair of three-setters.
Following the play competition, it constituted different playing teams with eight players on each side for conducting cricket, football and volley ball matches.
Le challenge qui entre dans le cadre de l'operation de la FIVB [beaucoup moins que] Festival All Volley [beaucoup plus grand que] et coincidant avec la Journee mondiale de l'enfance, a attire 90 enfants licencies (60 garcons et 30 filles) representant les clubs CSJ Mansourah, WA Tlemcen, MA Mansourah (garcons et filles), CA Nedroma, OC Sebdou en garcons.