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Gulliver's Travels
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  • When this shower of arrows was over, I fell a groaning with grief and pain; and then striving again to get loose, they discharged another volley larger than the first, and some of them attempted with spears to stick me in the sides; but by good luck I had on a buff jerkin, which they could not pierce.

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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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