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shelling

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Military
shellingshell‧ing /ˈʃelɪŋ/ noun [uncountable]  PMthe firing of shells from large gunsshelling of the shelling of villages weeks of heavy shelling
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shellingThe sounds of gunfire and shelling didn't do anything to calm my fears.The constant mortaring and shelling of the area had dislodged a few of the corpses and the flies and mosquitoes were everywhere.It was midnight and the mortaring and shelling had started about 11 p.m.On March 13 heavy shelling was resumed, following a warning from Aoun that mediation efforts had made no progress.Soon after dawn there was another round of heavy shelling in the eastern part of the city.It was almost dark now and everyone had settled into their dugouts, prepared for another night of shelling and mortaring.They appeared completely unconcerned about the shelling going on around them.The shelling of the town continued well into the night.The shelling was resumed, and the machine gun finally knocked out by a heavy shell.Five days and four nights subjected to shelling and mortaring and the ever-present sniping.heavy shellingOn March 13 heavy shelling was resumed, following a warning from Aoun that mediation efforts had made no progress.
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