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fusillade

noun [C] uk   /ˌfjuː.zɪˈleɪd/ us  
a large number of bullets fired at the same time or one after another very quickly: a fusillade of automatic fireformal figurative A fusillade (= sudden large amount) of questions greeted the president at this afternoon's press conference.
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