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carronade

(ˌkærəˈneɪd)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an obsolete naval gun of short barrel and large bore
[C18: named after Carron, Scotland, where it was first cast; see -ade]
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Apart from his colonial career, he had been to Greece in a brigantine with four brass carronades; he had travelled Europe in a chaise and four, drawing bridle at the palace-doors of German princes; queens of song and dance had followed him like sheep and paid his tailor's bills.
Bennet was rather a man of science than a man of war, which did not, however, prevent his vessel from carrying four carronades, that had never hurt any body, to be sure, but had performed the most pacific duty in the world.
Upon the table (a huge iron plate supported upon six carronades) stood an inkstand of exquisite elegance, made of a beautifully chased Spanish piece, and a sonnette, which, when required, could give forth a report equal to that of a revolver.
Based in Peterhead, we sampled the Raspberry Carronade and Loose Cannon before trying out the M'Ango Unchained seasonal mango IPA.
The rating system itself was a legacy system that did not take into account developments such as the introduction of the short-range carronade. Moreover, the Americans had a tendency to rate warships smaller than they actually were--this served a propaganda purpose.
Carronade cannons were used by the Duke of Wellington when he defeated Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.
The carronade, another type of gun Constitution used during its history, weighed more than 2,000 pounds without the carriage and needed a crew of 4 to 8 men.
James was a member of the Ordnance Society and also enjoyed firing some of the smaller ordnance such as a carronade - such as to celebrate his son's wedding.
The carronade was used in the Battle of Trafalgar and American Civil War.
In order to disperse the Aborigines, said Moore, he ordered a carronade to be fired, whereupon the Aborigines retreated up a valley, leaving a two-year-old boy behind.
With their surfeit of short-range carronade or "smashers", the British had an advantage in rough weather, darkness or mist, allowing them to get in close.