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noun as in large gun

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Cannon is only a few years into his climbing obsession, while Hudon’s career reaches back to the 1970s.

When she came into office in 2019, Bunker said there was no open hostility towards her or Cannon.

Cannon said this was the first time she was asked to run for office but declined because her own business was in peril during the economic crisis.

When the time was right, he used a sledgehammer to remove the end of the cylinder, sending puffed rice shooting out like a cannon.

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In some areas, police used water cannons and they also used tear gas.

The lack of a cannon is a particular problem, as the F-35 is being counted on to help out infantrymen under fire.

Another common prank was to spin the cannon in the direction of the major, causing him to leap out of the way.

I went to Abilene and in the course of the day spent some time with Jim Cannon, who was a Rockefeller aide for a number of years.

As a prolific and early entry in the cannon of television drama, The Twilight Zone never fully disappeared from the airwaves.

On some days there have been more police water-cannon trucks and riot shields on show than tanks.

Many of their cannon balls that fell far short of us, were collected and returned to them with powerful effect.

She had never had this curiosity in relation to George Cannon--she had only wondered about his affairs with other women.

They were provided with sails and twelve oars each, and a falconet, or small brass cannon.

The white men served their smoking cannon with a wild energy that, for a time, made the gallant nine equal to a thousand.

The British had fired 143 cannon shot into the fort before the arrival of Gen. Clay.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cannon, such as: howitzer, mortar, ordnance, big bertha, heavy artillery, and long tom.

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