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  • n. Plural form of cannoneer.

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Examples

  • In the middle of the din I heard an artillery officer shouting to his "cannoneers" to stand by him, and plant the guns in a proper position for enfilading the lane.

    Three Months in the Southern States: April, June, 1863.

  • How do many of us do it, fellow "near sighted cannoneers," a term Krim took from cosmic Walt Whitman to describe the newspapers' and reporters' mid-century identity forged in that time's new media, taking aim, as it were, living up to a "majestic ideal" in truth-telling?

    Regina Weinreich: Page One: Inside the New York Times: The Medium As Message

  • And so the cannoneers slept just next to the guns, and finally the enemy fired and was killed because the guns were pointed at the exact predicted firing point.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • The cannoneers just loaded and counter-fired and finished them.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • At the same moment the dismounted troops along my whole front moved forward, and as Custer went through the battery, capturing two of the guns with their cannoneers and breaking up the enemy's left, Gibbs and Devin drove his centre and right from the field.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • Long before dawn my division breakfasted, and was assembled under arms, the infantry in line, the cannoneers at their pieces, but while we were thus preparing, all the recent signs of activity in the enemy's camp were hushed, a death-like stillness prevailing in the cedars to our front.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • A company of cannoneers, misled by the wretch Hanriot, wanted to direct their cannon against the

    Newspapers

  • The system of Dumouriez is followed in Belgium; the sterile trees of liberty are planted, the cannoneers of Paris are kept at a distance,

    Moniteur/Morning Chronicle

  • In the hazy background we can just make out the silhouettes of two cannoneers, who load guns to be fired out, beyond our field of vision, into the battle, thus placing Soyer and his field kitchen squarely behind the lines and, paradoxically it seems — given his starring role here — behind the scenes.

    Alexis Soyer and the Rise of the Celebrity Chef

  • A few steps away, a kneeling artilleryman lifts one cannonball from a pile, presumably to bring it to the cannoneers for loading.

    Alexis Soyer and the Rise of the Celebrity Chef

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