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 Meanings and Examples of CANNON
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cannon
 n.  great gun; firearm for discharging heavy shot with great force
Classic Sentence: (121 in 9 pages)
1  Nesvitski realized that it was a cannon ball.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
2  On the high ground where the enemy was, the smoke of a cannon rose, and a ball flew whistling over the heads of the hussar squadron.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VIII
3  A second and a third cannon ball flew past.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
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4  In this action for the first time trophies were taken: banners, cannon, and two enemy generals.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
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5  But the guns remained loaded, the loopholes in blockhouses and entrenchments looked out just as menacingly, and the unlimbered cannon confronted one another as before.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XV
6  Here he dismounted, and stopped beside the farthest of the four unlimbered cannon.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
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7  To the left, not far from the farthest cannon, was a small, newly constructed wattle shed from which came the sound of officers' voices in eager conversation.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
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8  Prince Andrew took out his notebook and, leaning on the cannon, sketched a plan of the position.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
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9  "Yes, yes," muttered Bagration as if considering something, and he rode past the limbers to the farthest cannon.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
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10  A huge, broad-shouldered gunner, Number One, holding a mop, his legs far apart, sprang to the wheel; while Number Two with a trembling hand placed a charge in the cannon's mouth.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XVII
11  A cannon ball, cleaving the air, flew over the heads of Bagration and his suite, and fell into the column to the measure of "Left."
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
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12  He imagined himself as an enormously tall, powerful man who was throwing cannon balls at the French with both hands.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
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13  A cannon ball, flying close to him, caused him to duck and bend over his horse.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
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14  Prince Andrew and the battalion were already within twenty paces of the cannon.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
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15  He opened his eyes, hoping to see how the struggle of the Frenchmen with the gunners ended, whether the red-haired gunner had been killed or not and whether the cannon had been captured or saved.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XVI
Example Sentence:
1  Am i the only one to notice where the cannon is aiming?
2  The destroyer's armament consist of several small cannon, two torpedo tube and a number of anti-craft gun.
3  The exposition was opened with a fanfare of trumpets and the firing of cannon.
4  In earlier part of the 19th centuries, a sloop of war was a small sailing warship with a single gun deck that carried anything up to eighteen cannon.
5  Police used water cannon and tear gas against demonstrators.
6  We trained our cannon upon the fort.
7  The cannon can be linked to the line of sight of the gunner so that it points in the same direction that he is looking in.
8  Riot police used water cannon and tear gas to disperse the crowd.
9  They overlook two gun mounts that resemble cannon barrels; the Zumwalt's powerful new gun system can unload 600 rocket-powered projectiles on targets more than 70 miles away.
10  The company was forced to retreat through the barrage of heavy cannons.
11  There escort ships are also the only ships on which you can equip cannons.
12  Police used tear gas and water cannons against a demonstration by pro-secular protesters, but Monday's march to mark the founding of the Turkish republic went on in defiance of a government ban.