Cannon sentence example
A second and a third cannon ball flew past.
Dusty resisted the urge to draw his hand cannon from the small of his back.
Beside the cannon a cart was standing to which two horses were harnessed.
Cossacks, foot and horse soldiers, wagons, caissons, and cannon were everywhere.
In 1589 its cannon decided the battle of Argues in favour of Henry IV.Advertisement
The French cannon did not reach there and the musketry fire sounded far away.
On the right a single deep report of a cannon resounded and died away in the prevailing silence.
The villages thus obtained are still spoken of as "cannon ball villages."
The Irish numbering 25,000, and strongly posted behind marshy ground, at first maintained a vigorous resistance; but Ginkel having penetrated their line of defence, and their general being struck down by a cannon ball at this critical moment, they were at length overcome and routed with terrible slaughter.
By the beginning of September all the breaches were repaired, the walls bristled with cannon, and 7000 men were under arms. So strong was the city by this time that Charles X., abandoning his original intention of carrying the place by assault, began a regular siege; but this also he was forced to abandon when, on the 29th of October, an auxiliary Dutch fleet, after reinforcing and reprovisioning the garrison, defeated, in conjunction with the Danish fleet, the Swedish navy of 44 liners in the Sound.Advertisement
A large one is known as the cannon ball.
The cannon were roaring, the balls were flying, the battle was raging.
Nesvitski realized that it was a cannon ball.
A cannon ball, flying close to him, caused him to duck and bend over his horse.
Suddenly the sound of a firing of cannon was heard from the embankment, to celebrate the signing of peace with the Turks, and the crowd rushed impetuously toward the embankment to watch the firing.Advertisement
Around the cannon the men moved still more briskly and busily.
The bridges in order above London Bridge are as follows, railway-bridges being bracketed - Southwark, (Cannon Street), (Blackfriars), Blackfriars, Waterloo, (Hungerford - with a footway), Westminster, Lambeth, Vauxhall, (Grosvenor), Victoria, Albert, Battersea, (Battersea), Wandsworth, (Putney), Putney and Hammersmith.
In King George's War the co-operation of all the northern colonies was sought, and New York contributed X3000 and some cannon toward New England's successful expedition against Louisburg.
During the winter of1791-1792he built another fort on Nootka Sound and mounted four cannon from the ship. With the coming of spring he sailed southward, determined to settle definitely the existence of the great river, which he had vainly attempted to enter the previous summer.
The Mahommedan army is said to have consisted of 35,000 foot, 15,000 horse and 50 pieces of cannon.Advertisement
The most powerful of the Pindari captains, Amir Khan, had an organized army of many regiments, and several batteries of cannon.
In consequence, largely, of the dangers attending its navigation, it was not visited by the European traders of the 16th-18th centuries so frequently as other regions north and east, but in the Rio Pongo, at Matakong (a diminutive island near the mouth of the Forekaria), and elsewhere, slave traders established themselves, and ruins of the strongholds they built, and defended with cannon, still exist.
The execution (after alleged torture) of two citizens of the United States named Grace and Cannon, who were said to have fought in the revolutionary army under General Estrada, led to the despatch of United States warships to Nicaragua; but in the absence of full evidence President Zelaya's responsibility for the execution could not be proved.'
On the high ground where the enemy was, the smoke of a cannon rose, and a ball flew whistling over the heads of the hussar squadron.
But what is best of all," he went on, his excitement subsiding under the delightful interest of his own story, "is that the sergeant in charge of the cannon which was to give the signal to fire the mines and blow up the bridge, this sergeant, seeing that the French troops were running onto the bridge, was about to fire, but Lannes stayed his hand.Advertisement
But the guns remained loaded, the loopholes in blockhouses and entrenchments looked out just as menacingly, and the unlimbered cannon confronted one another as before.
The ice bore him but it swayed and creaked, and it was plain that it would give way not only under a cannon or a crowd, but very soon even under his weight alone.
Suddenly a cannon ball hissed so low above the crowd that everyone ducked.
Still the cannon balls continued regularly to whistle and flop onto the ice and into the water and oftenest of all among the crowd that covered the dam, the pond, and the bank.
At eight o'clock the booming of cannon was added to the sound of musketry.
Suddenly the strange sound of a far-off whistling and thud was heard, followed by a boom of cannon blending into a dull roar that set the windows rattling.
From different sides came whistling sounds and the thud of cannon balls and bursting shells falling on the town.
A cannon ball struck the very end of the earth work by which he was standing, crumbling down the earth; a black ball flashed before his eyes and at the same instant plumped into something.
The Russians might fall on his left wing, might break through his center, he himself might be killed by a stray cannon ball.
At times, as if to allow them a respite, a quarter of an hour passed during which the cannon balls and shells all flew overhead, but sometimes several men were torn from the regiment in a minute and the slain were continually being dragged away and the wounded carried off.
They've loaded goods even on the cannon!
What a roar of cannon pouring their volleys into the forest, now black with the growing night !
At Dunkeld the newly raised Cameronian regiment successfully repulsed the highlanders, ill led by General Cannon as they were.
These are noises, like the report of cannon, frequently heard in the channels of the delta of the Brahmaputra, at the rising of the tide.
He was also asked by the national assembly to draw up a new scheme of taxation in connexion with which he produced a report De la richesse territoriale de la France, and he was further associated with committees on hygiene, coinage, the casting of cannon, &c., and was secretary and treasurer of the commission appointed in 1790 to secure uniformity of weights and measures.
In January 1759 he accompanied his pupil to the university of Wittenberg, from which he was driven in 1760 by the Prussian cannon.
Whole tribes, such as the Beni-Sliman, are occupied in the iron trade; the Beni-Abbas made firearms before the French conquest, and even cannon are said to have been made by boring.
Cannon, were adopted on the 14th of February 1890; they provided that every member must vote, unless pecuniarily interested in a measure, that members present and not voting may be counted for a quorum, and that no dilatory motion be entertained by the speaker.
From 6000 to 8000 prisoners, 60 cannon, engines of war and a considerable booty from the wealth accumulated by piracy fell into the hands of the conquerors.
Khair-ed-Din Barbarossa having made himself master of Tunis and its port, Goletta was attacked in 1 535 by the emperor Charles V., who seized the pirate's fleet, which was sheltered in the small canal, his arsenal, and 300 brass cannon.
At this moment the alarm was given, but the sentinel and the sleepy soldiers were slain and the cannon turned on the garrison.
A custom instituted by Willis on St Martin's Day (November 11th) includes a service in the church, the firing of some small cannon called the "Fenny Poppers," and other celebrations.
One of the brass cannon used at Yorktown was made of copper taken from the Watchung Mountains during the War for Independence.
Collecting a band of peasants and smugglers, he took the château of Gallais, where he captured a cannon, christened by the Vendeans the "Missionary"; he then took the towns of Chemille, Cholet, Vihiers and Chalonnes (March 1793).
In conjunction with Basta he defeated the superior Transylvanian forces at Goroslo, expelling Sigismund Bfithory, who had again aspired to the crown, and taking one hundred and fifty flags and forty-five cannon.
The royal crown was constructed of steel made from Turkish cannon captured at Plevna.
The principal other buildings are the provincial government offices, the royal school of music, the college of art, the large building (1874) of the society for arts and sciences, the ethnographical institute of the Netherlands Indies with fine library, the theatres, civil and military hospitals, orphanage, lunatic asylum and other charitable institutions; the fine modern railway station (1892), the cavalry and artillery and the infantry barracks, and the cannon foundry.
The chief industries of the town are iron casting, copper and lead smelting, cannon founding, the manufacture of furniture and carriages, liqueur distilling, lithographing and printing.
Near the summit one of the balls shot from the cannon of Cromwell while besieging the city is still embedded in the wall.
To alarm the British force at Philadelphia the Americans floated kegs charged with gunpowder down the Delaware river towards that city, and the British, alarmed for the safety of their shipping, fired with cannon and small arms at everything they saw floating in the river.
In recognition of his services, Congress voted him and his troops the thanks of the nation and presented him with two cannon taken from the English.
The Mahratta force consisted of 50,000 men, supported by loo pieces of cannon served by French artillerymen, and entrenched in a strong position.
On the east is the Johanniskirche, round which raged the last conflict in the battle of 1813, when it suffered severely from cannon shot.
There are also many memorials of the battle of Leipzig, including an obelisk on the Randstadter-Steinweg, on the site of the bridge which was prematurely blown up, when Prince Poniatowski was drowned; a monument of cannon balls collected after the battle; a "relief" to Major Friccius, who stormed the outer Grimma gate; while on the battle plain itself and close to "Napoleonstein," which commemorates Napoleon's position on the last day of the battle, a gigantic obelisk surrounded by a garden has been planned for dedication on the hundredth anniversary of the battle (October 19, 1913).
But after his mediation in the treaty of Breda (July 1667), when Hugues de Lionne, secretary of state for foreign affairs, had isolated Spain, he substituted soldiers for the jurists and cannon for diplomacy in the matter of the queens rights.
As though shattered by a reverberant echo from the cannon of the Trebbia, the Directory crumbled to pieces, succumbing on the 18th of June 1799 beneath the reprobation showered on Treilhard, Merlin de Douai, and La Rvellire-Lpeaux.
The large metacarpal is called in veterinary anatomy " cannon bone"; the small lateral metacarpals, which gradually taper towards their lower extremities, and lie in close contact with the large one, are called " splint bones."
A short way down the Rhine is the Bingerloch, a famous whirlpool, while about halfway between it and the town rises on a rock in the middle of the stream the Ml useturm (derived from Muserie, cannon), in which, according to legend, Archbishop Hatto II.
On the 2nd of July 1652, the day of the battle of the Faubourg Saint Antoine, between the Frondeurs under Conde and the royal troops under Turenne, Mademoiselle saved Conde and his beaten troops by giving orders for the gates under her control to be opened and for the cannon of the Bastille to fire on the royalists.
Iron products were manufactured throughout the 18th century, nails were made before 1716 and were exported from the colony, and it was in Connecticut that cannon were cast for the Continental troops and the chains were made to block the channel of the Hudson river to British ships.
The king, on the Swedish right wing, succeeded in driving the enemy from the trenches and capturing his cannon.
He was struck early in the battle by a cannon shot on the shoulder and fell dead on the spot.
A pair of older boys stood atop a corner building with a water cannon, letting lose on the paraders with a stream from their high, seemingly secure positionâ€”until the fire truck proved its might by soaking them and their perch, to the delight of the crowd.
Rhyn's powers were beyond even Gabriel to control, and the unfortunate immortal was a loose cannon that'd accidently almost destroyed the world more times than he could count.
He couldn.t bring himself to include Rhyn in the picture and hoped Katie came to her senses one day and dumped the half-demon before the worst happened, and she ended up extending the bloodline of the loose cannon that was her mate.
The demon before him looked down but didn't object, understanding his place. Unlike Immortals, demons obeyed their leaders. But maybe, next time, lack of discipline in his enemies would work for Darkyn. He'd failed to takeover Death's domain or to kill her. It would take Gabriel a very long time to learn how to rule over the dead, and Rhyn was a loose cannon as a leader for the Immortals.
As the boat came abreast of the towering rock, some members of the crew loaded and ran out a small brass cannon.
By now the eight machine gun armament had been superseded by combinations of machine gun and cannon or cannon alone.
Now Issac started thinking about a cannons, now he knew that the faster you fired the cannon ball the further it went.
An example of an oval table 1907 saw the brief reign of the " pendulum cannon " in English billiards.
The ground beneath men's feet shook with each repeated cannon blast, the Highlanders began to fall in their hundreds.
You can see the bowsprit, foremast with crow's nest, a cannon.
Could you drive an armored vehicle, fire a 30mm cannon or guide a missile to its target?
He is no loose cannon, merely a man who pretends to be.
The gun was also different; the biggest of the rotary cannon.
If the " missile explodes on launchpad " the atomic cannon is destroyed.
What is clearly missing from the RN inventory is a radar directed automatic cannon of the type commonly fitted to West European warships.
It was equipped with a 24 pounder cannon and a garrison of 13.
The raiders overran the Royalist gun emplacements and succeeded in hauling off several great siege cannon.
Their short cannon bones mean these ponies have considerable strength and stamina.
You can easily become cannon fodder in religious strife.
He says the jihadists provide cannon fodder for the insurgency in the form of suicide bombers.
With the absence of zombies, room has been made for far more intelligent cannon fodder.
I was out alone on another " cannon test ", which was the usual thinly veiled excuse to look for trouble.
Existing members can arrange finance through Club exec John Cannon by ringing 0800 612 9601 or clicking here to send an email.
The use of heavy cannon firing at long range changed all of that.
You were betrayed by your group - cannon fodder to trigger the trap they knew had been set for them.
Another option is to play a round of mini golf at the Cannon Bar.
With any luck it would ignite the gunpowder causing an explosion - which would cause the cannon ball to leave the gun.
Imagine having a large and powerful cannon, the more gunpowder packed behind the cannon ball the further it will travel.
Equipment includes handguns, cannon, authentic tents, archery, crossbows.
Whales are still caught with a grenade tipped harpoon fired from a cannon.
I would recommend using the hellbender more for long range support with the rear cannon and a skilled gunner.
The Swedish firm of Bofors is famous above all for the seemingly immortal 40mm automatic cannon.
Further up the gullies cannon and anchors can be found among the thick kelp.
The bone specimen tested in this report was the equine third metacarpal or cannon bone.
Two other Barn professionals are also on the undercard - unbeaten light welterweight Ricky Burns and super middleweight Thomas Cannon.
Armored personnel carriers with 2 anti-tank missiles on a cupola mounting an automatic cannon.
Danning, Ferrigno and Harris worked together on another latter-day peplum for Cannon - Luigi Cozzi's Hercules, shot the same year.
Most of the skiing is through tree-lined pistes on well-maintained slopes, many of which are snow cannon protected.
Signature dishes include wild mushroom risotto and seared cannon of lamb.
Resources are traded for colony ships, trade ships, and fleet upgrades of freight rings, booster rockets, and cannon.
The effect of artillery cannot be increased by putting squibs into cannon already loaded with grapeshot.
French cannon once bore the inscription ultima ratio regum, the last argument of kings.
While a right uppercut knocked back Cannon ' s head, you couldn't help but feel that the writing was on the wall.
Air Cannon Target our air cannons at a target and push the plunger to send a spinning vortex of air across the room.
The manufacturing practices introduced by the Cannon Company reduced the windage considerably.
He was the author of military reforms, which included the establishment of standing troops, called Landsknechte, the improvement of artillery by making cannon portable, and some changes in the equipment of the cavalry.
Eufemia, a station on the line along the General Medina and other officers were tried by a Nicaraguan court-martial for the murder of Grace and Cannon, but were acquitted on the -28th of January 1910.
The most difficult section - namely, that under Cannon Street - where the abutting buildings had to be underpinned, and a very dense traffic maintained during construction, while a network of sewers and mains was readjusted, cost at the rate of about r,000,000 a mile.
Collecting a band of peasants and smugglers, he took the chÃ¢teau of Gallais, where he captured a cannon, christened by the Vendeans the "Missionary"; he then took the towns of Chemille, Cholet, Vihiers and Chalonnes (March 1793).
An instant later the Tiger crouched and launched its huge body through the air swift and resistless as a ball from a cannon.
I rode a fiery hunter--I can feel the impatient toss of his head now and the quiver that ran through him at the first roar of the cannon.
Bring us nice news of a victory by the Archduke Karl or Ferdinand (one archduke's as good as another, as you know) and even if it is only over a fire brigade of Bonaparte's, that will be another story and we'll fire off some cannon!
Here he dismounted, and stopped beside the farthest of the four unlimbered cannon.
A huge, broad-shouldered gunner, Number One, holding a mop, his legs far apart, sprang to the wheel; while Number Two with a trembling hand placed a charge in the cannon's mouth.
Prince Andrew and the battalion were already within twenty paces of the cannon.
And the booming of the little cannon resounded in the air.
To round off the weekend 's matches, John Cannon sends a rueful comment from a Sussex viewpoint.
She was the sort of riot you want to suppress brutally with water cannon.
While a right uppercut knocked back Cannon ' s head, you could n't help but feel that the writing was on the wall.
Abandoned Russian fire-fighting train, with water cannon mounted on locomotive.
However, keep in mind that there are well-known brands such as West Point or Cannon that have earned a reputation over the years for consistently producing high-end towels at affordable prices.
Using a 100 pound cannon ball, the magazine attempted to break all of the water bottles.
Kardashian is also a fashion designer and stylist, and has been romantically linked with Nick Lachey, rapper The Game and Nick Cannon.
In 2008 she married Nick Cannon, and the couple welcomed fraternal twins Monroe and Morrocan Scott in 2011.
Reports have been confirmed that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon got hitched over the weekend.
Most people barely knew that Mariah and Cannon were even dating.
Most people thought it was a promotional hoax as Mariah's album E=MC2 had just been released and Cannon has no less than four movies due out some time this year.
A "family friend" of Cannon's confirmed to the press that the two had said their vows but refused to give any further details, stating that if Nick was happy, the family was happy for him.
Kim has hooked up with a variety of celebrities over the years including Nick Cannon, Nick Lachey, The Game and Benji Madden.
You'll be toting pistols, shotguns, carbines, nail guns (which are fun to shoot, but very dangerous), range rifles, and you'll be able to mount cannon turrets for a little mass poundage action.
When the Wraith's cannon aims at you, go back to the Warthog and shoot at it with your plasma weapon.
You must destroy these random abominations with your laser cannon by clicking on them.
Soon enough you'll gain access to upgrades for things like fish food and your laser cannon.
Put your life on the line, fire your cannon, and rise into everlasting fame.
You slam into them repeatedly in your ball form.Of course, there is also a little mode called combat mode, where Samus morphs back into humanoid form and battles evil with her arm cannon.
When you go through secret exits, you find yourself by a large cannon with a world number written below it.
Play the balloon popping game near the cannon man, but run into the cliff immediately, telling the bird you don't want to play again.
More wind, more cannon fodder, more mountains…you name it, it's there.
Remember that cannon sitting outside the castle?
Using the cannon you can blast on top of the castle to find three 1-up mushrooms and Luigi's final rabbit.
Or, if you've picked up cannon fodder, then use your small hand cannon (isn't medieval times fun?) and blast away.
For example, using bombs will raise a cannon that's particularly useful for dispatching pesky seabound enemies or opening cracked walls.
You can choose to try and retreat, but it's literally a blast to have a good old fashioned cannon battle with the other pirates.
If you're looking for a small, family-oriented campground in Cannon Beach, Oregon, Wright's for Camping just might be the perfect spot for you.
You can spend your time relaxing on the shore, swimming in the ocean, browsing the shops of downtown Cannon beach, or any other activities that you choose to participate in.
Carol Cannon is a feng shui teacher who has over 13 years of experience.
Cannon operates in both Pennsylvania and Florida.
Roles within the church also gave rise to a number of occupation-related surnames, including Abbott, Bishop, Cannon, Chaplin, Parson, and Sexton.
Origami Patterns diagrams folding a cannon in 23 steps.
Don't miss the Civil War-era cannon loading demonstration, which will show new generations how soldiers loaded and fired cannons during an artillery drill.
Cannon was inspired to begin making baby wear over 20 years ago after she had her first child, Emi, in Japan.
Observing the styles and practicality of Japanese children's apparel, Cannon returned to the United States, and began her international enterprise in kids' wear.
Starting as an import mail-order company in 1982, the Internet has since boosted Cannon's merchandise visibility and sales to a level far beyond what she could have originally dreamed.
It features lots of movement, including a cannon and an attacking dragon.
Thoughtshot asks you to shoot the ball from inside the cannon obstacle into the funnel obstacle.
These include rings, cages, a cannon, a funnel, a propeller wheel and a teeter-totter.
This imposing Imaginext castle includes a moving guard dragon to fend off enemies with a projectile shooting cannon.
In Rome, it is also customary to announce the beginning of the Christmas season each Christmas Eve by firing a cannon from Castel Sant'Angelo.
You are the deckhand, the cannon loader, the guy in the crow's nest or the pirate bucketing the bilge.
Legend claims that Green Eyes looks every night for his body, destroyed by cannon fire during the battle.
While a storyline spoiler may sound like a great idea, nothing is set as cannon until it actually airs on television.
Her whirlwind romance and marriage to George would be cannon balled by his affair with best friend Izzie.
Eminem has ongoing public feuds with Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon.
Comedian Nick Cannon has joined the cast, replacing Jerry Springer.
And of course there was that whole planet-busting ion cannon thing.
The preferred choice of the Rebel Alliance, the X-Wing Fighter is a single-pilot vehicle with four laser cannon in the wings, which open into an X in flight.
The vamp's head exploded with the first shot of his hand cannon, the bullet missing Bianca by a couple inches.
During the Civil War army supplies, ammunition and cannon, and the armour-plate and parts of the machinery for the "Monitor" were made here.
It consisted in all of 273 galleys which were of lighter build than the Christians', and less well supplied with cannon or small arms. The Turks still relied mainly on the bow and arrow.
Opposite the barracks is the memorial to the officers and men of the Royal Artillery who fell in the Crimean War, a bronze figure of Victory cast out of cannon captured in the Crimea.
Rumford was engaged in superintending the boring of cannon in the military arsenal at Munich, and was struck by the amount of heat produced by the action of the boring bar upon the brass castings.
Rumford then turned up a hollow cylinder which was cast in one piece with a brass six-pounder, and having reduced the connexion between the cylinder and cannon to a narrow neck of metal, he caused a blunt borer to press against the hollow of the cylinder with a force equal to the weight of about ro,000 lb, while the casting was made to rotate in a lathe.
At a corner of the square is a remarkable cannon, known as Dulle Griete (Mad Meg), 19 ft.
The three middle metatarsals become fused together into a cannon bone; the upper part of the third middle metatarsal projects behind and forms the so-called hypotarsus, which in various ways, characteristic of the different groups of birds (with one or more sulci, grooved or perforated), acts as guiding pulley to the tendons of the flexor muscles of the toes.
During the war the principal iron foundry of the Confederacy (Tredegar Iron Works) was in Richmond, and here most of the cannon used by the Confederate armies were cast.
During the final assault on the 19th of May 1521 a cannon ball struck him, shattering one of his legs and badly wounding the other.
After completing his preparations, which included the casting of a monster cannon and the manufacture of enormous engines of assault, Mahom med Murad 1!., 1421-1451.
Both furnish valuable water-power, which is true also of the Cannon and Zumbro rivers flowing into the Mississippi below Hastings.
They consisted of three great lines, strengthened by about 150 redoubts, and earthworks Vedras, of various descriptions, mounting some 600 cannon; 1810-11.
Brass cannon recovered from wrecked vessels of the Spanish Armada are mounted on the walls.
A formula was found by Bynkershoek in his De dominio maxis (1702) for the restriction of dominion over the sea to the actual distance to which cannon range could protect it.
This army was provided with a regular commissariat, cannon' and ballistic machines, and, being constantly on active service, was always in a high state of efficiency.
Surrey's archers and cannon soon gained the upper hand, and the Scots, unable quietly to endure their losses, rushed to close quarters.
The Wallbrook rose in a marsh in the modern district of Finsbury, and joined the Thames close to the Cannon Street railway bridge.
Thence it runs by commercial Cannon Street to the junction with Cheapside and several other busy streets.
The South-Eastern & Chatham railway has four terminal stations, all on or close to the north bank of the river - Victoria, Charing Cross,' Holborn Viaduct and Cannon Street (City).
The mining of iron ore was begun about 1767 in the vicinity of the present Cranston, and much of the metal was used in the making of cannon during the War of Independence, but the supply was soon exhausted.
Blake, informed by the sound of the cannon, which was audible on the Thames, that an action was in progress, hurried to sea and joined Monk in the pursuit of the Dutch on the 3rd of June.
Spragge, whose second flagship was shattered by the Dutch fire, was on his way to a third, his boat was sunk by a cannon shot and he was drowned.
Instead of the expensive mile-long stout hemp lines used and since 1887 those of the prince of Monaco in his yachts, as by Ross, Maury introduced a ball of strong twine attached to a well as numerous Danish vessels in the sea between Iceland and cannon shot, which ran it out rapidly; when the bottom was Greenland, conspicuous amongst which were the expeditions reached the twine was cut and the depth deduced from the length in1896-1898on board the " Ingolf."
In addition to other iron and engineering works, Douai has a large cannon foundry and an arsenal; coal-mining and the manufacture of glass and bottles and chemicals are carried on on a large scale in the environs; among the other industries are flax-spinning, rope-making, brewing and the manufacture of farm implements, oil, sugar, soap and leather.
This weapon embodied all the essential features which distinguish the ordnance of to-day from the cannon of the middle ages - it was built up of rings of metal shrunk upon an inner steel barrel; it was loaded at the breech; it was rifled; and it threw, not a round ball, but an elongated projectile with ogival head.
Until the 9th century the only means for sighting cannon was by the " line of metal " - a line scored_ along the top of the gun, which, owing to the greater thickness of metal at the breech than at the muzzle, was not parallel to the axis.
With smooth-bore arms of short range, the soldier needed little more, in the way of sights, than the rough equivalent of the dispart of cannon, viz.
It was while conducting the siege of Roxburgh Castle that James was killed, through the bursting of a cannon, on the 3rd of August 1460.
His services were accepted (April 1838) and he was entrusted with the command of two small cannon.
The conquest of Gotland at once led to a war between Valdemar and Sweden allied with the Hanseatic towns; but in the spring of 1362 Valdemar repulsed from the fortress of Helsingborg a large Hanseatic fleet provided with "shooting engines" (cannon) and commanded by Johan Wittenburg, the burgomaster of Lubeck.
These were planned in the days of short-range guns, and were therefore in 1870 open to an overwhelming bombardment by the rifled cannon of the attack.
In 1489, after a stubborn defence lasting seven months, it was captured by the Spaniards under Isabella of Castile, whose cannon still adorn the Alameda or public promenade.
Lovere possesses a silk-spinning factory, and the Stablimento Metallurgico Gregorini, a large iron-work and cannon foundry, employs 1600 workmen.
He compared the results of his theory with experimental determinations of the ranges of mortars and cannon, and gave practical maxims for the management of artillery.
As he stood on the quarter-deck of the "Trinity" a cannon close by was exploded by a Swedish bullet, and splinters of wood and metal wounded the king in thirteen places, blinding one eye and flinging him to the deck.
On the 10th of February 1775 at the North Bridge (between the present Salem and Danvers) the first armed resistance was offered to the royal troops, when Colonel Leslie with the 64th regiment, sent to find cannon hidden in the Salem "North Fields," was held in check by the townspeople.
He built Castelfranco on the northern frontier; fortified the port of Civita Vecchia; and strengthened the Castel Sant' Angelo, equipping it with cannon made from the bronze of the Pantheon, an act of vandalism which the Romans punished by the epigram, "Quod non fecerunt barbari, fecerunt Barberini."
Another commonly received axiom was that no body could be affected by more than one movement at one time, and it was thus supposed that a cannon ball, or other projectile, moves forward in a right line until its first impulse is exhausted, when it falls vertically to the ground.
Instead of eight machine guns, it now had twelve, or four 20mm cannon.
Cannon are all very well for royal salutes, but not to kill people with.
The ancient cannon, which look seaward, wear a very menacing expression; but I doubt if there is any unkindness in their rusty old hearts.
On the French side, amid the groups with cannon, a cloud of smoke appeared, then a second and a third almost simultaneously, and at the moment when the first report was heard a fourth was seen.
Prince Andrew took out his notebook and, leaning on the cannon, sketched a plan of the position.
Cannon and musketry, mingling together, thundered on the right and in the center, while the capotes of Lannes' sharpshooters were already seen crossing the milldam and forming up within twice the range of a musket shot.
He imagined himself as an enormously tall, powerful man who was throwing cannon balls at the French with both hands.
When having limbered up the only two cannon that remained uninjured out of the four, they began moving down the hill (one shattered gun and one unicorn were left behind), Prince Andrew rode up to Tushin.
He could see puffs of musketry smoke that seemed to chase one another down the hillsides, and clouds of cannon smoke rolling, spreading, and mingling with one another.
He could see nothing more, for immediately afterwards cannon began firing from somewhere and smoke enveloped everything.
A cannon ball killed someone behind them, another fell in front and splashed Dolokhov with blood.
One cannon ball after another whistled by and struck the earthwork, a soldier, or a gun.
One cannon ball, another, and a third flew over him, falling in front, beside, and behind him.
From in front and especially from the right, in the unlifting smoke the guns boomed, and out of the mysterious domain of smoke that overlay the whole space in front, quick hissing cannon balls and slow whistling shells flew unceasingly.
Five paces from him, a cannon ball tore up the dry earth and disappeared.
The cannon balls flew just as swiftly and cruelly from both sides, crushing human bodies, and that terrible work which was not done by the will of a man but at the will of Him who governs men and worlds continued.
Danger, cannon balls, and bullets were just what he needed in his angry mood.
Ney, who had had a corps of ten thousand men, reached Napoleon at Orsha with only one thousand men left, having abandoned all the rest and all his cannon, and having crossed the Dnieper at night by stealth at a wooded spot.
We could see two water cannon trucks screaming up the road.
In the autumn of 1786 there was an encounter near the village of East Lee between about 250 adherents of Daniel Shays (many of them from Lee township) and a body of state troops under General John Paterson, wherein the Shays contingent paraded a bogus cannon (made of a yarn beam) with such effect that the state troops fled.
On " Dingaan's day " the Boer force received the attack of the Zulu while in laager; the enemy charged in dense masses, being met both by cannon shot and rifle fire, and were presently attacked in the rear by mounted Boers.
He sat on his elevation--the pedestal of the cannon--still agitated as before by the thought of the Emperor and by his love for him.
He was killed by a cannon ball--struck in the breast before our regiment.
One had saved a standard, another had killed five Frenchmen, a third had loaded five cannon singlehanded.
Others joined those men and stopped and told how cannon balls had fallen on a house close to them.