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Synonyms for cannonball

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

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Another intriguing discovery was a group of poorly cast cannon balls.
He experimented with projectiles and had success with a method that caused the cannon ball to spin, which helped to stabilise its trajectory.
While the 2013 expedition involved surveying and marking of the excavation site, some of the best artefacts like the bell of the ship, cannon balls and ceramics were recovered during that phase.
One punishment involved picking up cannon balls and carrying them from one end of the yard to another - the sort of cruel and pointless exercise you now have to pay an expensive personal trainer to take part in.
In 1738, church founder John Wesley began preaching in an abandoned building once used to cast cannon balls for the British military.
IN 1779, the American buccaneer Paul Jones launched an attack on Skinningrove by firing some cannon balls.
Dylan asks: "How many times must the cannon balls fly before they are forever banned?
Police also seized 81 anti-vehicle landmines, missile shells, cannon balls, nine bags of explosives, two machine guns, seven AK-47 rifles and 568 kilograms of drugs.
Cameos containing inset rubies and pearls, silver forks and spoons, the ship's anchor, cannons and cannon balls were also brought to the surface.
He never claimed to have ridden cannon balls, for example.
He also had two cannon balls linked by a chain, which upon firing would produce a spin.
The archaeologists also found the remains of another frightening contraption - two identical cannon balls linked by an iron bar or chain.
Culture Ministry Archaeology and Heritage department head Dr Abdulla Al Sulaiti said officials had excavated a Chinese coin, two small cannon balls and some pottery near the Tree of Life.
AIT is often assumed that this phrase has a nautical origin, with a "brass monkey" being a plate used to store pyramids of stacked cannon balls ready for battle.