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

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CANON ball juggling is among the activities coming to Tyneside.
Canon Ball, a 500-1 chance with Cashmans, will not run, according to trainer John Hayden.
"Of course," he said, "How could a canon ball go off without Noys?" We recall the recent occasion of the promotion of Peter Ball of St.
While all of their pendant shades are really stylish, one of their clever elements is their canon ball fitting.
But there are fears that Caerphilly's bid may be thwarted as Pisa's bell tower - made famous by Galileo's experiments to prove gravity with a canon ball - is freestanding whereas Caerphilly's is part of the larger castle.
It derives from when a canon ball would hit the hull of the ship, literally shivering the timbers.
Nevertheless, good of Tony Thompson to send this insight: "It is likely that Drake was playing a form of petanque on Plymouth Hoe hilst waiting for the Spanish, than it was bowls, as a rough gravel surface, canon balls for boules and musket shot for a jack, were more likely to be available than a manicured lawn and large wooden balls."
The company's CEO explains how they work: "They shoot discs, darts, canon balls at each other and as they impact on your opponent, the armour, the combat armour explodes off."
The canon balls were made of iron and the Monkey was made of brass, which contracts much more and much faster than iron when chilled.