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Crossfire   /krˈɔsfaɪr/  /krˈɔsfˌaɪr/   Listen

A lively or heated interchange of ideas and opinions.
Fire from two or more points so that the lines of fire cross.

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"Crossfire" Quotes from Famous Books

... therefore to be dealt with through right ap- 460:18 prehension of the truth of being. If Christian healing is abused by mere smatterers in Science, it becomes a tedious mischief-maker. Instead of scientifically effect- 460:21 ing a cure, it starts a petty crossfire over every cripple and invalid, buffeting them with the superficial and cold assertion, ...
— Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures • Mary Baker Eddy

... splendid useless charge except as chaos. He could not have told just when they were caught in a murderous crossfire which poured canister at their undefended flanks. A man went down before him, stumbling. The scout caught his foot against the writhing body, pitched head forward, and struck on his bad arm. For ...
— Ride Proud, Rebel! • Andre Alice Norton

... corridor behind him. Voices, shouts, clanging of boots. He pressed against the wall, listening. The sounds were from below. They must have gotten past Johnny ... probably the men on the scooters. Tom looked around helplessly. If they came up behind him, he was trapped in a crossfire. But if he left his position, more men could come in through the airlock. Even now two more came around the bend, starting up ...
— Gold in the Sky • Alan Edward Nourse

... under a ridge. The 30th Division speedily broke through the main line of defense for all its objectives, while the 27th pushed on impetuously through the main line until some of its elements reached Gouy. In the midst of the maze of trenches and shell craters and under crossfire from machine guns the other elements fought desperately against odds. In this and in later actions, from October 6 to October 19, our 2d Corps captured over 6,000 prisoners and advanced over thirteen miles. The spirit and aggressiveness ...
— America's War for Humanity • Thomas Herbert Russell

... reached his position at midnight, and placed his cannon so as to command the whole length of the bridge, and then posted his musketeers in the gardens and houses of a suburb on the river, so that their crossfire also ...
— The Lion of the North • G.A. Henty

... which had as yet been little in the action. Perry ran up his signal for close action, and from vessel to vessel the answering signals went up in the sunlight and the cheers rang over the water. All together now bore down upon the enemy and, passing through his line, opened a raking crossfire. So close and terrible was that fire that the crew of the Lady Prevost ran below, leaving the wounded and stunned commander alone on the deck. Shrieks and groans rose from every side. In fifteen minutes from the time the signal was made Captain Barclay, ...
— Bay State Monthly, Vol. II, No. 1, October, 1884 - A Massachusetts Magazine • Various

Words linked to "Crossfire" :   firing, fire, conversation

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