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  • On his way home he was planning to experiment on the Shiga dysentery bacillus with phage (as henceforth he called the X Principle), planning to volley questions and criticisms at D’Herelle, hoping that Tubbs would not discharge him for a while, and expanding with relief that he would not have to do his absurd premature paper on phage, that he could be lewd and soft-collared and easy, not judicious and spied-on and weighty.

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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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