Besides which, in a short time," resumed D'Artagnan, "We shall have set battles, cannonades
, conflagrations and there will be great variety.
Why, Squire Doolittle, I’ve been at the whipping of two of them in one day—clean built, snug frigates with standing royals and them new-fashioned cannonades
on their quarters— such as, if they had only Englishmen aboard of them, would have fout the devil.
In spite of the serious cannonade
, Captain Nemo did not appear on the platform; but, if one of the conical projectiles had struck the shell of the Nautilus, it would have been fatal.
For it was not only a piece of stout, seamanly, good feeling; it was good policy besides and showed our enemies that we despised their cannonade
At length," continued Grandfather, "in March, 1776, General Washington, who had now a good supply of powder, began a terrible cannonade
and bombardment from Dorchester Heights.
The deep cannonade
of roaring thunder belched forth its fearsome challenge.
In addition to all this commotion, there came a further disturbance to increase the tumult, for now it seemed as if in truth, on all four sides of the wood, four encounters or battles were going on at the same time; in one quarter resounded the dull noise of a terrible cannonade
, in another numberless muskets were being discharged, the shouts of the combatants sounded almost close at hand, and farther away the Moorish lelilies were raised again and again.
Before the guns on the Richmond and Kingston line of hills began, there was a fitful cannonade
far away in the southwest, due, I believe, to guns being fired haphazard before the black vapour could over- whelm the gunners.
The audience stood it with pretty fair grit for a while, but when the cannonade
waxed hotter and fiercer, and the discord average rose to four in five, the procession began to move.
But, beyond the biography of a state--the stories of wars, cannonades
, military commanders, statesmen, administrative hierarchy, and empire building that comprise Russia's official history --there is another history.
Then as now, they found Syrian politics a boiling cauldron of factional-ethnic strife, which they tried to simplify with cannonades
We heard cannonades
, improvised links, ill-defined tuning and some fantastic trumpet-playing.