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 for salvo
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Salvo \Sal"vo\, n.; pl. Salvos. [L. salvo jure, literally, the
     right being reserved. See Safe.]
     An exception; a reservation; an excuse.
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           They admit many salvos, cautions, and reservations.
                                                    --Eikon
                                                    Basilike.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Salvo \Sal"vo\, n. [F. salve a discharge of heavy cannon, a
     volley, L. salve hail, imperat. of salvere to be well, akin
     to salvus well. See Safe.]
     1. (Mil.) A concentrated fire from pieces of artillery, as in
        endeavoring to make a break in a fortification; a volley.
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     2. A salute paid by a simultaneous, or nearly simultaneous,
        firing of a number of cannon.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  salvo
      n 1: an outburst resembling the discharge of firearms or the
           release of bombs
      2: rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from
         the left flank caught them by surprise" [syn: fusillade,
         salvo, volley, burst]
      3: a sudden outburst of cheers; "there was a salvo of approval"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  96 Moby Thesaurus words for "salvo":
     allowance, anniversaries, antiaircraft barrage, appreciation, bang,
     bark, barrage, blast, bombardment, bowshot, box barrage, broadside,
     bullet, burst, cannon, cannonade, cannonry, celebrating,
     celebration, ceremony, cession, circumscription, commemoration,
     concession, crack, creeping barrage, detonation, discharge,
     dressing ship, drumfire, ejection, emergency barrage, enfilade,
     exception, exemption, explosion, extenuating circumstances,
     fanfare, fanfaronade, festivity, flourish of trumpets, fulmination,
     fusillade, grain of salt, grant, gun, gunfire, gunshot, hail,
     hedge, hedging, holiday, jubilee, limitation, marking the occasion,
     memorialization, memory, mental reservation, modification,
     mortar barrage, normal barrage, observance, ovation, pop, potshot,
     qualification, rejoicing, religious rites, remembrance,
     reservation, restriction, revel, rite, ritual observance, salute,
     shot, shower, solemn observance, solemnization, special case,
     special treatment, specialness, specification, spray,
     standing barrage, stoneshot, storm, tattoo, testimonial,
     testimonial banquet, testimonial dinner, toast, tribute, triumph,
     volley, waiver
  
  

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