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.

    Lorna Doone

  • A cannon-bullet (fired low, and ploughing the marsh slowly) met poor

    Lorna Doone; a Romance of Exmoor

  • 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.

    Put Yourself in His Place

  • Cannon-bullet; a prince's shoulder kindly kissed by a cannon-bullet, ii.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. IV.

  • I ran for haste under an old ash-tree, and immediately the cannon-bullet came hissing quite over us.

    William Lilly's History of His Life and Times

  • a _bird-bolt_ to a _cannon-bullet, _ the lightest to the heaviest of missive weapons.

    Notes to Shakespeare — Volume 01: Comedies


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