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From our dictionary:
—n., -pl. -vos, -voes.
1. a simultaneous or successive discharge of artillery, bombs, etc.
2. a round of fire given as a salute.
3. a round of cheers or applause.
—n., -pl. -vos, Archaic.
1. an excuse or quibbling evasion.
2. asomething to save a person's reputation or soothe a person's feelings.
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