n. pl. can·non·ries
1. A battery of cannons; artillery.
2. Artillery fire.
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n, pl -ries
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a volley of artillery fire
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) artillery in general
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(ˈkæn ən ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. a discharge of artillery.
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1. cannon collectively.
2. cannon flre.
See also: Weaponry
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 cannons collectively, cannoneers, collectively, as a force, 1886.
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Lecerff noted the presence of elite troops armed with muskets and even cannonry (Bijvanck 1894:330).
During the War in Heaven, the loyal angels, bowled over by diabolic cannonry, may lapse physically, but they remain erect and Christ-like in themselves: "none on thir feet might stand, / Though standing else as Rocks, but down they fell / By thousands" (PL VI.592-94).
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The technology of cannonry may have been more influential on Galileo's science than the other way around" (p.
The concert series, which this year features stars such as Crystal Gayle, Arlo Guthrie, and Roger Williams, and ends with a rendition of the 1812 Overture (complete with live cannonry), is a social event, too.