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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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Officers attended but a police spokesman told the Gazette: "Gas works were being undertaken and bones and what appeared to be a cannon ball were discovered.
Police removed people and cars around the area and bomb specialists detonated the cannon ball successfully.
But if the cavalry withdrew, French artillery would send cannon balls scything through the square.
Buford Marsh, who lives in a trailer behind the mission in Cannon Ball, said housing remains an issue, with too many people and not enough homes, and said drug and alcohol use is still fairly rampant on the reservation, which covers 2.
Pilamaya to Todd Hanson of Cannon Ball Elementary School, Cannon Ball, ND, for kind help with the identification of Yanktonai individuals featured in the Lutz family photograph collection.
The archaeologists also found the remains of another frightening contraption - two identical cannon balls linked by an iron bar or chain.
KIRKUK - A joint force from the local police and the Multi-National Force (MNF) has arrested one wanted person in southwestern Kirkuk and found a cannon ball in the same province, an informed source said on Monday.
A group of French officers shouted insults and stood on the walls raising wine glasses in mock toasts until a cannon ball smashed into them, killing 14.
And Nick Hell, who thought the Queen would enjoy his freakish act - swinging a bin around from his ears and having his fiancee throw a cannon ball onto a plate on his stomach - managed to win over Amanda and Piers.
The reader finds oneself listening for the scream of a cannon ball piercing the boiler of a Mississippi gunboat or imagining that shells were getting closer to the ship as enemy gunners honed in on their target.
The impact of the second cannon ball caused boat debris and flying splinters to puncture lungs and inflict numerous fatal wounds upon the Americans.
After his grandparents died, Gonzales' father and uncle decided to recondition the bell, adding a Civil War-era cannon ball to serve as its clapper.