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  • But Soult was not going to leave the enemy good French guns to turn against him, and so the weapons were each loaded with four pounds of powder, were double-shotted and placed muzzle to muzzle.

    Sharpe's Havoc

  • These guns were double-shotted and each had a bundle of grape rammed on top of the twin cannon balls, and they were being fired straight into the Frenchman's stern windows.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • The Pucelle's guns would now be double-shotted, with a cluster of nine smaller balls ahead of the bigger round shot.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • The Sergeant was evidently confused about Nelson's true rank and exempted the Admiral from all dislike, regarding him as an honourary Northumbrian who was now taking his flagship into the enemy's line, and Sharpe heard the sound of her broadsides and saw the flames flickering down her starboard flank as she crashed three decks of double-shotted guns into the bows of one of the French ships that had been tormenting her for so long.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • The Royal Sovereign's opening broadside (double-shotted) raked the French Fougueux and killed or injured half her crew in that one blow.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • The twenty-six rejected guns would be double-shotted and exploded.

    Sharpe's Fortress

  • Two men lifted the ammunition chest off the gun's trail while a third double-shotted the gun's blackened barrel by ramming a round of canister on top of a roundshot.

    Sharpe's Battle

  • The thirty-six pounders were probably already loaded, perhaps double-shotted, with cold missiles, but their second and third salvoes could leave traces of smoke as the red-hot shots seared above the cold morning sea.

    Sharpe's Devil

  • Half the attackers were Miller's marines, the other half Cochrane's seamen, a vagabond band of fearsome men carrying butchers 'weapons and double-shotted muskets.

    Sharpe's Devil

  • The thirty-six-pounders were probably already loaded, perhaps double-shotted, with cold missiles, but their second and third salvoes could leave traces of smoke as the red-hot shots seared above the cold morning sea.

    Sharpe's Devil

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