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synonyms for loose cannon

  • powder keg
  • time bomb
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Sol laughed out of his whiskers, with a big, loose-rolling sound, and sat on the porch without waiting to be asked.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
She was holding the back of her chair with one hand; her loose sleeve had slipped almost to the shoulder of her uplifted arm.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
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
"I call you," the policeman said, and stripping the saddle and bridle from his sweaty horse, turned him loose to graze.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
For good or ill, the torrent of rebellion was suffered to break loose, and it soon engulfed a continent.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
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
He rode easily, with a loose rein, and he waved his disengaged hand the instant he caught sight of the white faces.
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
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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