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volley
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • And here, since he had so valiantly forborne all other wickedness, poor Mr. Dimmesdale longed at least to shake hands with the tarry black-guard, and recreate himself with a few improper jests, such as dissolute sailors so abound with, and a volley of good, round, solid, satisfactory, and heaven-defying oaths!

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as in: a volley of... Define
a rapid or simultaneous discharge of bullets or other projectiles or: a rapid or simultaneous series of similar (and usually antagonistic) events -- such as protests or criticisms
in volleyball Define
to hit the ball before it touches the ground or: in the form, long volley: many uninterrupted returns over the net
in tennis Define
a tennis stroke in which a player hits the ball before it bounces or: in the form, long volley: many uninterrupted returns over the net
in soccer Define
soccer: kicking the ball while it is in flight
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