Cannon shot


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A cannon ball.
The range of a cannon.

See also: Cannon, Cannon

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The sea was like oil, the moon shone in all splendor, and the Shark continued to sleep so soundly that not even a cannon shot would have awakened him.
He rose again to the surface, struggled with the last desperate effort of a drowning man, uttered a third cry, and felt himself sinking, as if the fatal cannon shot were again tied to his feet.
It was night when one of these vessels, which had created such a sensation among the inhabitants of Belle-Isle, dropped anchor within cannon shot of the place.
As the colonel had calculated, Stephanie crossed the fictitious plain of the Beresina at nine o'clock in the morning, when she was awakened by a cannon shot not a hundred yards from the spot where the experiment was to be tried.
As a booming cannon shot marked the beginning of the two minutes' silence, thousands of poppies were released from the roof of St George's Hall over the city centre.
Like a cannon shot, a car horn blasts, retaliation follows, the atmosphere pierced with infectious anger, a bubble of seasonal joy destroyed.
Unruffled, however, was the Alnmouth man who was in the firing line when the Scots sailor John Paul Jones, fighting for the rebels in the American War of Independence, attacked Whitehaven in Cumbria in his ship Ranger, and is said to have fired a cannon shot at Alnmouth church.
No two commanders would describe a battle in the same way, especially not when they are all still damp from sweat and sea spray, their ears still ringing from the cannon shot, and the screams of the injured still audible from below decks.
The Last Post was sounded and a single cannon shot fired in remembrance of those killed during armed conflict, including for Britain during World War One and in service with the UN.
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The cannon shot could be heard by the neighboring villages because of the sparse buildings allowed the sound to echo into the valleys and townships," he added.
The Imams were instructed by the Ruler not to call for Iftar until they heard the cannon shot.