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Word: fusillade

Definition: simultaneous firing or outburst (of missiles, questions, etc.)


Sentences Containing 'fusillade'

According to a June 29, 2009 front-page article in Canada's "National Post", "armed with a stack of statistics about patient wait lists in Canada, and a fusillade of dire warnings about the life-threatening consequences of government-managed care," Gratzer "has emerged as the go-to expert witness for GOP lawmakers hoping to sow doubt in Congress about the wisdom of embracing Mr. Obama's call for a public health insurance option to compete with private insurers."
That night, a constant fusillade was fired at the cell block until about 21:00.

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