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- n. The use of cannon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or art of using cannons; practice with cannons. Also cannoniering.
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As our victories, though managed by the hand, are achieved by the head, we feel little disposed to meddle with what Burke calls "the mystery of murder," or "the present perfection of gunnery, cannoneering, bombarding, and mining;" and inveterate as may be the weapon of the goose-quill, we trust our readers will not suspect us of any other policy than that of pleasing them, the _ne plus ultra_ of all public servants.
Too long have we listened to incumbents 'electioneering spiels, telling us what upstanding moderate Republicans they were only to have them instantly revert to type and go off loose-cannoneering without regard for the wishes of the people who were keeping them in office.