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Discharge from the army (7)


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'discharge' is the definition.

'the army' is the wordplay.
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'army' could be 're' (Royal Engineers army regiment) and 're' is found within the answer.
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'from' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for gunfire that I've seen before include "Hail maybe" , "Sound of. eg. rifles" , "Sound of shooting" , "Reports" , "Fine rug (anag.)" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun, The Globe and Mail and The Telegraph.
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