from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cannon-ball.
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A cannon-bullet (fired low, and ploughing the marsh slowly) met poor Winnie front to front; and she, being as quick as thought, lowered her nose to sniff at it.
A cannon-bullet (fired low, and ploughing the marsh slowly) met poor
Now came a higher wave, and the water reached above the window-sills of the bedroom floor and swept away the ladder; yet, driven forward like a cannon-bullet, did not yet pour into the bed-rooms from the main stream; but by degrees the furious flood broke, melted, and swept away the intervening houses, and then hacked off the gable-end of Grace's house, as if Leviathan had bitten a piece out.
Cannon-bullet; a prince's shoulder kindly kissed by a cannon-bullet, ii.
I ran for haste under an old ash-tree, and immediately the cannon-bullet came hissing quite over us.
a _bird-bolt_ to a _cannon-bullet, _ the lightest to the heaviest of missive weapons.