Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of cannoneer.

Etymologies

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French

Examples

  • She, too, had slept that night under the stars, and when morning came she was still in the dusty, torn, powder-stained clothing she had worn as cannonier, and afterward while working over the wounded.

    Ten American Girls From History

  • During our after-dinner tête-à-tête on the day now referred to, my friend the cannonier had shown himself exceedingly unreserved, and, without any attempt on my part to draw him out, he had elucidated, with

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 62, No. 384, October 1847

  • The sickly cannonier, who had the constitution of a rhinoceros, and had never had a day's illness since he got over the measles at the age of four years, waited a little, and tried the second "dodge," usually resorted to in such cases.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 62, No. 384, October 1847

  • At last, when they were going to fire the cannon to which Choiseul was fixed, the captain threw himself on the body of his friend, and closely embracing him in his arms, said to the cannonier, "Fire! since I cannot serve my benefactor, I shall at least have the consolation of dying with him."

    The Book of Three Hundred Anecdotes Historical, Literary, and Humorous—A New Selection

  • Yet much was spoken of a new cannonier, lately come to aid the men of Orleans, and how he and John of Lorraine slew many of the hardiest of the English with their couleuvrines.

    A Monk of Fife

  • We saw the cannonier march up to the margravine's carriage for orders.

    The Adventures of Harry Richmond — Volume 3

  • Through the fire and through the smoke -- in the fire and in the smoke, for the sea cast him up against a cannon, and on the instant he became a cannonier -- Defarge of the wine - shop worked like a manful soldier, Two fierce hours.

    A Tale of Two Cities

  • He was known in the English mines as the fireman, but in the French he was called either the cannonier, the monk, or the penitent, the latter name being given him from his dress resembling that of certain so-called religious orders in the Romish Church.

    The Mines and its Wonders

  • You were a cannonier that day there, and you were among the first to enter the accursed fortress when it fell.

    A Tale of Two Cities

  • Then some kinsman of David Falconer, the cannonier, that was slain at Tantallon, began to quarrel with Archibald about the matter, wherewith the King showed himself not well pleased when he heard of it.

    The Lady of the Lake

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