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Cannon-ball sentence examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • to the Cannon Ball river.

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  • A large one is known as the cannon ball.

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  • CANNON-BALL TREE (Couroupita guianensis), a native of tropical South America (French Guiana), which bears large spherical woody fruits, containing numerous seeds, as in the allied genus Bertholletia (Brazil nut).

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  • Now Issac started thinking about a cannons, now he knew that the faster you fired the cannon ball the further it went.

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  • cigarillo box you gave me was placed exactly at the point where the cannon-ball struck.

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  • With any luck it would ignite the gunpowder causing an explosion - which would cause the cannon ball to leave the gun.

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  • Imagine having a large and powerful cannon, the more gunpowder packed behind the cannon ball the further it will travel.

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  • ignite the gunpowder causing an explosion - which would cause the cannon ball to leave the gun.

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  • Nesvitski realized that it was a cannon ball.

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  • A second and a third cannon ball flew past.

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  • A cannon ball killed someone behind them, another fell in front and splashed Dolokhov with blood.

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  • Suddenly a cannon ball hissed so low above the crowd that everyone ducked.

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  • "Are you bowing to a friend, eh?" remarked another, chaffing a peasant who ducked low as a cannon ball flew over.

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  • One cannon ball after another whistled by and struck the earthwork, a soldier, or a gun.

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  • 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.

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  • The Russians might fall on his left wing, might break through his center, he himself might be killed by a stray cannon ball.

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  • Five paces from him, a cannon ball tore up the dry earth and disappeared.

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