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  • With Tantia whipped, it seemed to me Rose would lose no further time assaulting Jhansi, but another day and night passed in which I waited and fretted, and still there was nothing but the distant thump of cannon-fire to disturb my cell.


  • USS Constitution gained her nickname “Old Ironsides” in battle against HMS Guerriere after cannon-fire from Guerriere bounced off her hull.

    March « 2009 « Publius the Geek’s Blog

  • The missiles were flying everywhere, and cannon-fire from Galactica was spraying outward.

    Battlestar Galactica

  • Next comes the cannon-fire of feet on floorboards and the deluge of lavatory cisterns and taps.

    the mission song

  • In the distance, cannon-fire rumbled along the shore.

    John Paul Jones

  • The sea was full of noises, hissing, groaning, clicking, with great fusillades of thumps like cannon-fire as schools of big startled fish sped out of their way.


  • It was written in the aftermath of the Anglo-Boer War, with, in the words of the poet, the sound of British cannon-fire still ringing in h is ears.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Above the speaking ring, thunder ripped the sky like cannon-fire and the rain turned to hail.

    The Waste Lands

  • The flash of French cannon-fire reflected off the thicket of steel blades and from the glossy black sheen of their bearskin hats.

    Sharpe's Waterloo

  • Worse, the Cuirassiers who had just destroyed the Red Germans now rode west of the high road to escape the cannon-fire and threatened to attack the thin British line.

    Sharpe's Waterloo


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