The nights were so much lighter, that the stars were scarcely to be seen, saving here and there an occasional hair-like line of fire, that seemed to sway a little, with the moon.
Being an old Italian position, it had gun pits already blasted in the rock, though they were not quite suited to our guns and line of fire, and we had to do some more blasting for ourselves.
The line of fire thus revealed, revealed the mark.
The surface of the ground in the line of fire, soon became covered with smoke, which every few moments was rent by a whistling ball.
She saw them now as stars in the sky: one of them fell down, forming a long line of fire.
Immediately a line of fire was kindled and its light, reflected again and again by the dazzling whiteness of their prison walls, made the whole place as light as day.
The line of fire at night.
The walls, too, had suffered much from the effects of our bombardment from September 11 to 14, the church being in the line of fire directed on the bastions.
As the little speck drew straight overhead, these human specks scattered over the Place de la Concorde suddenly realized that they were in the line of fire, and scattered just as people run from a sudden shower.
Through clouds of tawny smoke scarcely distinguishable from flame, so thickly were they charged with sparks and fire-flakes, they beheld a line of fire spreading along Cheapside and Cornhill, as far as the Royal Exchange, which was now in flames, and branching upwards in another line through Lawrence-lane to Guildhall, which was likewise burning.
"Perhaps the thing struck this wall," suggested Thorndyke, pointing to the one that was actually in the line of fire.
Marmaduke Wharne watched it all with that keen glance of his that was like a level line of fire from under the rough, gray brows.
That would only prove that the line of sight was not coincident with the line of fire, which can be easily rectified by moving the forward sight to the right or left, according as the variation was on the one side or the other.
Under the former administration, he had been, as Senator Grayson humorously called him, "his superfluous Excellency," and out of the direct line of fire.
Had an action then commenced, we might have been a mile out of the line of fire.
All we had to do was to keep our bodies below Grim's kite affair, out of the probable line of fire.
The gun is placed under a vault whose generatrices are at right angles to the line of fire (Fig.
On trips to the rear, he conveyed wounded soldiers from the line of fire.
Neither of the vessels was anchored, but all kept under way, manoeuvring about in front of the battery, but one brig hauled out of the line to the northward, and making a stretch or two clear of the line of fire, she came down on the north end of the battery, in a position to rake it.
"M. l'Abbé Martin," says another, "having been wounded in the hand by a bursting shell, remained at his post in the line of fire, prodigal in his help to the wounded and in his consolations to the dying.
6 Although I spent most of my time on the Belgian and French side of the war, I had many glimpses of the British troops who were enduring these things, and many conversations with officers and men who had come, but a few hours ago, from the line of fire.
Plunge into the line of fire.
There was nothing to be seen beyond the willow gully except smoke, set grotesquely with phantom trees, through which the enemy's fusillade sparkled and winked like a long level line of fire-flies in the mist.
The boy of course had his bow and bird arrows with him and he shot an arrow at the paddy bird: he missed the bird, but it happened that the tiger was just in the line of fire; the arrow pierced the eye of the tiger and killed it instantaneously.
More skirmishers from the forces of St. Luc came up, and the line of fire spread to both left and right.