twelve-pounder love

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  • Fire a twelve-pounder shot at this catamaran, hole both hulls!

    Naked Cruelty

  • Equivalent to a direct hit from a twelve-pounder solid shot.

    I am poor.

  • Had they left their comrade and pushed on forthwith, there was nothing at that time between them and London but batteries of twelve-pounder guns, and they would certainly have reached the capital in advance of the tidings of their approach; as sudden, dreadful, and destructive their advent would have been as the earthquake that destroyed Lisbon a century ago.

    The War of The Worlds

  • London but batteries of twelve-pounder guns, and they would certainly have reached the capital in advance of the tidings of their approach; as sudden, dreadful, and destructive their advent would have been as the earthquake that destroyed Lisbon a century ago.

    The War of The Worlds by H. G. Wells: Part 3 | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News

  • Echoes of the Lincoln County War had finally reached Fort Stanton, and Colonel Nathan A. M. Dudley came riding into town with a company of infantry, a troop of cavalry, a Gatling gun, and a twelve-pounder cannon.

    THE AMERICAN WEST

  • The gun itself, a twelve-pounder, was attached to its limber which was a light two-wheeled cart that served as a ready magazine and as an axle for the heavy gun's trail.

    Sharpe's Havoc

  • He watched in silence as a howitzer came into sight, than a second twelve-pounder, and after that a troop of hussars.

    Sharpe's Havoc

  • "You'll get nothing bigger than a twelve-pounder up there, " Wallace said dubiously, then slid the telescope's view up the bluff to the walls.

    Sharpe's Fortress

  • From high above him there came the sound of a pair of twelve-pounder guns that had been hauled to the summit of the conical hill that reared just south of the fortress.

    Sharpe's Fortress

  • Why his opinion was dismissed is not clear, since Colonel John Trumbull, sometime aide-de-camp to Washington, had also proved the preceding year how dangerously close the summit was by throwing a shot from a twelve-pounder in the fort nearly to its top.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

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