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firing party

noun
1.
a military detachment detailed to fire a salute at a funeral
2.
another name for firing squad
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  • The firing party was furnished by the 1st West India Regiment.

  • They were led by the rajah, while Harry was to lead the firing party.

  • He is the sergeant in immediate command of the firing party.

    The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid
  • It is easy to see how he escaped the bullets of the firing party.

    The Scarlet Feather Houghton Townley
  • There was a pause while the firing party loaded their rifles.

    The Scarlet Feather Houghton Townley
  • It was like standing to be shot, and having to give the signal to the firing party.

    Young Blood E. W. Hornung
  • Then onwards to the Ceresa Gate, where the firing party halted.

    Tyrol and its People Clive Holland
  • They bade him kneel in the customary attitude, with his back to the firing party.

    By-Ways of War

    James Jeffrey Roche
  • I am about to go for the firing party, but wish to ask an important question.

    How Canada was Won F. S. Brereton
  • I go to the colonel, and we shall see if this firing party assembles.

    How Canada was Won F. S. Brereton

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