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  • v. Present participle of cannon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A loud noise, as of cannon.


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  • Literally hundreds of pontoons went careering down the river, crashing into unmanned powerboats that were already cannoning into each other.

    Australian floods: Why were we so surprised?

  • It is an object lesson in how fast organisations have to move to address accusations cannoning around the vast echo chamber that is Twitter.

    Open door: Kia Abdullah, Twitter and the Guardian

  • You wasted all that money in the good times, water-cannoning our dosh with so little thought or restraint that only Hungary, Pakistan and Egypt are suffering from comparable indebtedness, and Hungary and Pakistan are already in the hands of the IMF.

    It might actually be Gordon Brown's fault

  • He charged through it and stopped, Helen cannoning into him.

    Naked Cruelty

  • The statement about public cannoning applies also to the two man cages found along the Kabul-Jalalabad-Peshawar road.

    Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier

  • He rocked back on his heels, blood coming out of his mouth, and toppled over,76 and I scrambled up and away, cannoning into a red body, hurling my empty Bulldog at a leaping Indian and closing with him; he had a sabre, of all things, and I closed my teeth in his wrist and heard him shriek as I got my hand on the hilt, and began laying about me blindly.


  • I plunged on, dodging between trees, cannoning into bodies, knocking over a stand of piled rifles, with angry yells and pounding feet behind me, and no notion of where my terrified flight was taking me.


  • Michael Clarke followed soon after his captain, run out as he danced down the pitch to Swann, his clip to mid-wicket cannoning off Cook at short leg, whereupon Strauss at leg slip pounced and threw down the stumps.

    Oval Provides Another Golden Memory

  • Siddle enticed Collingwood to skew a drive to gully and then found Bell's inside edge, the ball cannoning into his stumps.

    Strauss Must Hope Pitch Will Turn

  • Even if you're not a public figure like Palin, it's a pain in the a** because most "break ins" are not committed to get at the contents; rather, they're to create a starting point for spam cannoning across the internet; use someone else's account, and tracing back to you becomes painfully difficult.

    "Other /b/tards were displeased to miss a chance at the lulz."


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