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Synonyms for cannonball

a solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon

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Heavytop, the Colonel's wife, died in Jamaica of the yellow faver and a broken heart comboined, for the horrud old Colonel, with a head as bald as a cannon-ball, was making sheep's eyes at a half- caste girl there.
Now I say, mother, pray don't take to going there regularly, for if I was to see your good-humoured face that has always made home cheerful, turned into a grievous one, and the baby trained to look grievous too, and to call itself a young sinner (bless its heart) and a child of the devil (which is calling its dead father names); if I was to see this, and see little Jacob looking grievous likewise, I should so take it to heart that I'm sure I should go and list for a soldier, and run my head on purpose against the first cannon-ball I saw coming my way.
Was it unintentionally that your cannon-balls rebounded off the plating of my vessel?
One of the cannon-balls which he fired into the town struck the tower of the Brattle Street Church, where it may still be seen.
That is a capital and quaint idea," replied D'Artagnan, "to have Dutch cannon-balls cast which will return to the Dutch.
It was like the firing of many cannon, only there were no cannon-balls or other missiles to be seen; it was like the rolling of mighty thunder, only not a cloud was in the sky; it was like the roar of countless breakers on a rugged seashore, only there was no sea or other water anywhere about.
In his fits of laziness, he sleeps so desperate hard,' said the distracted host, 'that if you were to fire off cannon-balls into his ears, it wouldn't wake him, sir.
It's a cannon-ball blast as you master the ways of the pirate, completing a host of varied quests on the different islands you'll need to explore to uncover the story's final secret.
It's a cannon-ball blast as you master the ways of the pirate, completing a host of varied quests on the islands you'll need to explore to uncover the story's final secret.
Even more amazing, when O'Neill managed to find space along the flank to launch a cannon-ball strike against the woodwork - it was unstoppable and if it had dipped it would have been contender for goal of the season.
The renaissance is due - according to one writer - "to chefs improving on the tasteless cannon-ball versions of yesteryear".
Wardell has taken as her starting point, classic Blue Note tunes like Bobby Tim-mons' Moanin' (yes, Jon Hendricks had written lyrics, but Anita sings Lee Morgan's trumpet solo)' the Cannon-ball Adderley/Miles Davis version of Autumn Leaves' Horace Silver's Lonely Woman' Morgan's Sidewinder, etc.
He had a cannon-ball shot and Ramsey made him his playmaker for the 1966 World Cup.
He has quick feet, a frightening change of pace, and a cannon-ball shot of the kind t hat makes Alan Shearer and Jimmy Floyd Hassel-baink such dangerous customers.
Crowley was ejected from the saddle like a human cannon-ball, going all of 12 feet into the air before receiving a stray kick from his mount as he landed.