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cannonball

1. Tennis
a. a very fast low serve
b. (as modifier): a cannonball serve
2. a jump into water by a person who has his arms tucked into the body to form a ball

cannonball

[′kan·ən‚bȯl]
(ordnance)
A missile that is spheroidal in shape and fired from a cannon.
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any cannon-ball hitting an individual would kill or seriously wound him .
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One second he was lying on the sand with the new Harold Robbins, the next he was flattened by a thing the size of a large cannon-ball.
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A one-handed save from a cannon-ball shot by Vassilis Borbokis took your breath away.
Bet his guiff wasn't as good as the Cannon-ball Kid's, though.
Yet instead of a cannon-ball strike, Kavanagh could only produce a nervous poke which came back off the post.
There were porcupine men, snake women, Tom Thumbs, horned ladies, piebald Indians, talking fish, dominoes-playing dogs, motor-cycling bears, basket-cases or amputees (most men do not shave holding a razor with their toes--but an armless man does), men catching cannon-balls on their stomachs, swallowing razors, swords or fire, putting their heads in lions' mouths, walking on wire, or ascending, like Harrison Donaldson, in balloons over the Niagara Falls: human prodigies and prodigious humans--all appealing, as the famous English trainer, A.
But if we are really taking ourselves back to Restoration times, shouldn't the thunder in Dido and Aeneas have been suggested, not by a metal sheet but by cannon-balls rolling across a wooden floor?