cannon-shot

cannon-shot

n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) another word for cannonball1
2. (Historical Terms) another word for cannonball1
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the range of a cannon
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Nicholl could not contain himself at this reply; threw out hints of cowardice; that a man who refused to fire a cannon-shot was pretty near being afraid of it; that artillerists who fight at six miles distance are substituting mathematical formulae for individual courage.
He had now reached the southern portion of the town, and was far within the range of cannon-shot from the American batteries.
The cannon-shot was followed after a considerable interval by a volley of small arms.
For a half league they proceeded thus, the cannon-shot sounding so near that they expected at each discharge to hear the hum of the balls.
Two days after the events we have just related, and while General Monk was expected every minute in the camp to which he did not return, a little Dutch felucca, manned by eleven men, cast anchor upon the coast of Scheveningen, nearly within cannon-shot of the port.
At the very moment that the squatter and his sons departed in the manner mentioned in the preceding chapter, two men were intently occupied in a swale that lay along the borders of a little run, just out of cannon-shot from the encampment, discussing the merits of a savoury bison's hump, that had been prepared for their palates with the utmost attention to the particular merits of that description of food.
Instead of being wide apart--as American appreciation of distances would naturally suggest--the places made most particularly celebrated by the presence of Christ are nearly all right here in full view, and within cannon-shot of Capernaum.
Who "Fell like a cannon-shot, Burst like a thunderbolt, Crash'd like a hurricane"?
Certainly the cannon-shot scenario did not occur, because it would have been recorded in the official log.
But the giddy extravagance of his memorials--remains cannon-shot into space, a huge sculpture erected on his Colorado property--end docu on an upbeat note.
East Side's Frank Flynn rectified that in the fourth inning, launching a cannon-shot home run to center to tie the game.
Scars left by cannon-shot can still be seen on its magnificent Great Stairs.