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Synonyms for cannonade

to direct a barrage at

a concentrated outpouring, as of missiles, words, or blows

Synonyms for cannonade

intense and continuous artillery fire

attack with cannons or artillery

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At the moment when Napoleon triumphed at Wagram, at a cost of nearly 80,000 lives, Madison was vacationing at Montpelier and mulling the possibility of a war with France--a war that the president presumed would become a series of diplomatic maneuvers, with few cannonades and much negotiating.
The intense series of lethal combats comprising the Gettysburg conflict that took place around the town of Gettysburg ranged from corps-sized actions to small-unit engagements began on June 3rd and included cavalry battles, cannonades, foot regiments, and was to prove the turning point of the war which beforehand had favored the Confederates under the leadership of General Robert E.
Based loosely on the old Cuban popular standard "El manicero," the piece is an arresting blend of sharply contrasting interpretative concepts, from gentle musings to cannonades of block chords.
With an artistic eye, he described women: a curly babe with a big heart, always tipsy; or a dark, velvety one, "between Apollinaire, Edgar Allan Poe or cannonades of Paris.
Those critical cannonades bounced off the new "Governator," who won a handy mandate.
Almost any threat, however mild or indirect, to the Teacher Trust's power--hypothetical talk of vouchers, for instance--ensures cannonades of shrill union sloganeering against "voucher vultures", who are allegedly plotting to uphold the "Religious Right".
However, Brannigan is more concerned with setting up an orthodoxy at which he can direct his considerable cannonades.
Benvenuto Cellini claims that he was in charge of lighting three beacons and firing triple cannonades every night from the roof of Castel Sant'Angelo as a signal to the Venetian army that the pope anticipated liberation.
The pivotal point in history that severed Texas from Mexico will be vividly brought to life on Saturday, April 26, complete with booming cannonades, cracking musket fire, thundering hooves and terrifying yells.
But the Orpheus style quest into this piratical Underworld is loaded with metaphysical and existential resonance as well as physical dangers and, what with a duel atop the rigging, blistering cannonades, frenzied brutal sword-fights, cold-blooded shootings, and even a bout of matrimonials in the middle of a bloodbath, you can't accuse Verbinski of not delivering the thrills.
Booming cannonades, cracking musket fire, thundering hooves and terrifying yells will resound across the San Jacinto Battleground on Saturday, April 20, as hundreds of history buffs recreate the moment in 1836 when a new nation was born -- The Republic of Texas.
Marshall even inserted a cadenza, resonating with spitfire cannonades of note-clusters, and then encored with his own jolly transcription of Bernstein's Wonderful Town Overture.