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- another term for fire step
- ‘‘Ready, lads!’ he bellowed, and leveled his arbalest across the uneven parapet as the others rose to their feet on the firing step with him.’
- ‘A soldier is standing on the firing step on the right with his rifle.’
- ‘They had dug trenches and firing steps on the gassy slope in amongst the small trees that were planted there.’
- ‘You slept on the firing step, if you could, shells bursting all around you.’
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