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  • n. Plural form of carronade.

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Examples

  • And Isaac Davis, and John Young, and others of their waywardly adventurous ilk, with six-pounder brass carronades from the captured Iphigenia and Fair American, had destroyed the war canoes and shattered the morale of the King of Lakanaii's land-fighters, receiving duly in return from Kamehameha, according to agreement:

    SHIN-BONES

  • And Isaac Davis, and John Young, and others of their waywardly adventurous ilk, with six-pounder brass carronades from the captured Iphigenia and Fair American, had destroyed the war canoes and shattered the morale of the King of Lakanaii's land - fighters, receiving duly in return from Kamehameha, according to agreement: Isaac Davis, six hundred mature and fat hogs; John

    Shin-Bones

  • If a ship armed with long 12's, meets one armed with 32-pound carronades, which is superior in force?

    The Naval War of 1812 Or the History of the United States Navy during the Last War with Great Britain to Which Is Appended an Account of the Battle of New Orleans

  • Towards the close of the eighteenth century, short cast-iron guns called "carronades" were introduced by Gascoigne of the Cannon Iron

    Marvels of Modern Science

  • The entire battery of the Victory, Nelson's famous flag-ship at the battle of Trafalgar, amounting to a total of 102 guns, was composed of "carronades" varying in size from thirty-two to sixty-eight pounders.

    Marvels of Modern Science

  • There, within a remarkably short span, they built the sloop Saratoga (eight long guns, eighteen carronades), the Ticonderoga (twelve long guns, five carronades), and the Eagle (eight long guns, twelve carronades) and rehabilitated ten gunboats (oared ships with one gun each).

    Between War and Peace

  • As they came around, the head the wind died, and they slowly drifted toward the American line, absorbing the blows first of the few American long guns, and then of their carronades, all without being able to answer effectively in return.

    Between War and Peace

  • He didn't believe in anything except sugar stocks, horse-breeding, and that his grandfather had been a fool in not collecting a few Isaac Davises and John Youngs and brass carronades before he went to war with Kamehameha.

    SHIN-BONES

  • The Confiance had thirty-one long guns and six carronades; the latter were short-range, large-caliber guns that had proved extremely useful in the narrow waters of the lakes.

    Between War and Peace

  • The British were still seven to one; their carronades, loaded with marline-spikes, swept the gun-deck, of which we had possession, and decimated our little force; when a rifle-ball from the shrouds of the

    Burlesques

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