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long tom

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1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a long swivel cannon formerly used in naval warfare
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a long-range land gun
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an army slang name for cannon1
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Noun1.long tom - a long swivel cannon formerly used by the navy
cannon - a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels
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"She tells me," he said, "that the pirates sighted us before the darkness came, and got Long Tom out."
What he would do afterwards-- whether he would try to crawl right across the island from North Inlet to the camp among the swamps or whether he would fire Long Tom, trusting that his own comrades might come first to help him--was, of course, more than I could say.
Grow it in square containers or tall long toms, crammed in so there is plenty of flower.