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.
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.
to the Cannon Ball river.
A large one is known as the cannon ball.
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).
Now Issac started thinking about a cannons, now he knew that the faster you fired the cannon ball the further it went.
cigarillo box you gave me was placed exactly at the point where the cannon-ball struck.
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.
ignite the gunpowder causing an explosion - which would cause the cannon ball to leave the gun.
Nesvitski realized that it was a cannon ball.
A second and a third cannon ball flew past.
A cannon ball killed someone behind them, another fell in front and splashed Dolokhov with blood.
Suddenly a cannon ball hissed so low above the crowd that everyone ducked.
"Are you bowing to a friend, eh?" remarked another, chaffing a peasant who ducked low as a cannon ball flew over.
One cannon ball after another whistled by and struck the earthwork, a soldier, or a gun.
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.
Five paces from him, a cannon ball tore up the dry earth and disappeared.
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