Hitchens, by contrast, wrote journalism and quick-fire columns and was not averse to using cliché or ready-made formulation.
The field and horse batteries are armed with the Krupp quick-fire gun of the model of 1903.
But he was secretly elated at the quick-fire success of his joke.
Order followed order like the rattle of quick-fire, and was obeyed with something more than the Wolverine's customary smartness.
The windows filled, the streets ahead of us became choked, as the word that the President was coming ran on like quick-fire.
Boil them with a quick-fire, till by trying a little upon a Plate, you find it gellieth.
The infantry is armed with the Mauser rifle, the artillery with a shielded Krupp quick-fire piece of 7.5-centimeter caliber.
Far away on the deck of the Chihuahua the quick-fire racket of Jones's auxiliary was amazingly audible.