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synonyms for firing line

  • battle line
  • battlefront
  • enemy line
  • front
  • front line
  • line
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How to use firing line in a sentence

In this position, the line of cavalry formed the chord of the arc described by the river, and occupied by us.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Our talk ranged from the Panhandle to the Canada line, while our horses jogged steadily southward.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
I have drawn a Line between the figures at the extream changes, that next below the Line is the extream.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
My station was on the right of the line, where the breastwork, ending in a redoubt, was steep and high.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The engineer officer charged with preparing the line of retreat reported that the one bridge across the Elster was not sufficient.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
In the center of the river line stood the imposing red sandstone palace of Bahadur Shah, last of the Moguls.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The back of her head will be quite in line with her charming little bust, and I for one shall walk round and laugh in her face.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Numbers have dribbled back from firing line and cannot be collected in this difficult country.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Rising at once he bundled up his traps, threw the line of his small hand-sledge over his shoulder, and stepped out for home.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Heavy firing continued all that afternoon, inflicting great loss on the rebels, whilst the Spaniards lost one soldier.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FIRING LINE

  • battle zone
  • battlefront
  • combat area
  • communications zone
  • firing line
  • theater
  • theater of operations
  • war zone
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