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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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Though he failed to sack the capital, seven years later his son, King Hsinbyushin, laid siege once more from the far shores using cannonades and fire-boats.
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.
A Michigan infantryman posted well down the line from the worst of the maelstrom of that great July 3 artillery bombardment described two brief and unexceptional cannonades, the longer of which lasted only ten minutes.
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.
At first sight, Petrovic fell in love with the beauties of the United States, "the greatest pastoral country in the world," its people still keeping their "child-like gaiety and fantastic hospitality." 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".
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.
Tipu sent placatory messages to the enemy commanders, hoping to delay matters until the monsoon arrived, but they continued with their siege works and cannonades.
Dodgson spent some of his remaining years firing off cannonades of printed mockery of the Dean's architectural and academic reforms.
Surprisingly, these cosmic cannonades are rarely reported -- only a handful are known from the last few decades.
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.
national salute and two cannonades, one from Brooklyn Heights the other