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synonyms for shelling

  • blast
  • bombardment
  • fusillade
  • gunfire
  • hail
  • salvo
  • shower
  • storm
  • volley
  • battery
  • broadside
  • cannonade
  • crossfire
  • discharge
  • enfilade
  • fire
  • curtain of fire
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How to use shelling in a sentence

After the first short spell of shelling our men fixed bayonets and lifted them high above the parapet.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
There was no shelling at the moment, but rifle bullets kept flopping into the parapet especially when the periscope was moved.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
When we advance, no matter the shelling we give them, they stand right up firing coolly and straight over their parapets.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Yesterday when we were coming in, the Germans started shelling the village we had to go through.
LETTERS OF LT.-COL. GEORGE BRENTON LAURIEGEORGE BRENTON LAURIE
Whilst the shelling was on, they dodged down in their trenches, and popped up again when it was over.
LETTERS OF LT.-COL. GEORGE BRENTON LAURIEGEORGE BRENTON LAURIE
The shelling is making the house shake, but nothing very serious, I think, at present.
LETTERS OF LT.-COL. GEORGE BRENTON LAURIEGEORGE BRENTON LAURIE
So soon as this shelling stops I must sneak off to try and put our cemeteries straight.
LETTERS OF LT.-COL. GEORGE BRENTON LAURIEGEORGE BRENTON LAURIE
Just at this moment they are shelling our usual front line billets vigorously.
LETTERS OF LT.-COL. GEORGE BRENTON LAURIEGEORGE BRENTON LAURIE
The enemy were shelling the town, so I put a corporal on the watch to give notice as the shells drew nearer.
LETTERS OF LT.-COL. GEORGE BRENTON LAURIEGEORGE BRENTON LAURIE
The enemy is shelling us now, and as it is a particularly clear day they are using it to the best advantage to try and destroy us.
LETTERS OF LT.-COL. GEORGE BRENTON LAURIEGEORGE BRENTON LAURIE
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WORDS RELATED TO SHELLING

  • battery
  • blast
  • bombardment
  • broadside
  • cannonade
  • crossfire
  • curtain of fire
  • discharge
  • enfilade
  • fire
  • fusillade
  • gunfire
  • hail
  • salvo
  • shelling
  • shower
  • storm
  • volley
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