cannonade


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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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Blackmore adds, "Five years later, Admiral Sir Harry Neal directed another offshore cannonade of reconstructed Algiers, but none of these punitive expeditions completely eradicated the corsair scourge." London never expected they would.
I have sustained a continual bombardment of increased high-stakes testing and accountability-related bureaucracy and a cannonade of gross underfunding for 10 years at least and have lost several good men and women.
They pitch a tent from time to time And resurrect these flaming souls From their interment but that magic Is but memory, flicker of a votary flame, Not the lightning flash of dancing feet, spattering fists, Thundering horses and the cannonade of 45's That limned our beings like a holy ghost.
Originally the Chester residence of the Earls of Shrewsbury, it was built in 1664, replacing the previous building which was badly damaged by cannonade during the siege of Chester.
When discussing his own style, O'Brian quoted Johnson's famous cannonade against the false patronage of Lord Chesterfield, and description of himself as a drowning man saved by his own strength, as a superb example of prose rhythm: "Is not a Patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and, when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help?
To make matters worse for Murray, he has also had to deal with a cannonade of criticism in the UK about his surliness and perceived anti-Englishness following a flippant comment he made about supporting whichever team was playing England at the 2006 World Cup.
This fleet terrorized the unsuspecting population with a rain of cannon shot that sounded "like thunder." This thunderous cannonade maimed and decapitated many hapless residents.
sensitivity, Pantagruel gently shoos the bogeymen back to outer-darkness and informs Panurge of the recent cannonade. All in all, this anti-denouement seems to reprise the major meltdowns of the voyage; yet it does offer something new--namely a phrase, the history of which sheds light on (what one can only call) Panurge's condition: "La vertus retentrice du nerf qui restrainct le muscle nomme Sphincter (c'est le trou du cul) estoit dissolue par la vehemence de paour qu'il avoit eu en ses phantasticques visions" (621, emphasis mine).
We heard the initial explosions or what sounded to us as concentrated mortar cannonade or one prolonged explosion.
Before I knew it, I was being racked by sneezes as fierce as a cannonade loud enough to wake my mate Jim Rooney at the other end of the road.
From the direction of Verdun the fog-muffled rumble of cannonade gradually died away.
"Hamilton handles massive ideas with enviable ease, manipulates plots and characters to spring constant surprises, and brings the trilogy to a climax with a cannonade of fire-cracker finales." ERIC BROWN
Further success is almost assured, but she will probably fall some way short of her namesake, a multiple winner at the top level in the US and an outstanding sire whose progeny included the great champion Spectacular Bid and Kentucky Derby winner Cannonade.
They may consequently hope to mask their erstwhile culpable collusion with a more recent democratic veneer and cannonade against dictatorship.
After the newly crowned Mohammad Ali Shah subjected the Majlis to a cannonade and the country sank into civil war in 1908, sundry women took up arms and fought, disguised as men, on the side of the constitutionalists.