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synonyms for cannon fodder

  • food for powder
  • fresh fish
  • militiaman
  • trooper
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Many of their cannon balls that fell far short of us, were collected and returned to them with powerful effect.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
He shall give his mind to turn up furrows, and his care is to give the kine fodder.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
She had never had this curiosity in relation to George Cannon--she had only wondered about his affairs with other women.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
They were provided with sails and twelve oars each, and a falconet, or small brass cannon.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
The white men served their smoking cannon with a wild energy that, for a time, made the gallant nine equal to a thousand.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The British had fired 143 cannon shot into the fort before the arrival of Gen. Clay.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
This time they were not met by the cavalrymen alone, but the cannon belched forth its deadly charge of canister in their faces.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
He had not the least idea what wadding was, and his notion of a bullet was a dockyard cannon-ball bigger than his own head.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
On the night of June the 11th a red-hot cannon-ball set fire to one of the barracks which was used as a hospital.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The long narrow bridge which led to the city, was defended by 30 pieces of cannon.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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