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Cannon, great gun for battery: Lucr. 1043. Wiv. III, 2, 33. LLL III, 65. As II, 7, 53. H5 III, 1, 11. H6C V, 2, 44 (cf. H5 II, 4, 124. Qq and M. Edd. “clamour).” Rom. V, 1, 65. Hml. I, 2, 126. IV, 1, 42. Oth. III, 4, 134. -- Plur. cannons: “the --s have their bowels full of wrath,” John II, 210. “unless we sweep 'em from the door with --s,” H8 V, 4, 13. “as --s overcharged with double cracks,” Mcb. I, 2, 37. (let) the --s to the heavens (speak) Hml. V, 2, 288. -- Plur. cannon: “the thunder of my c.” John I, 26. “our c. shall be bent . . .,” II, 37. “their battering c. charged to the mouths,” II, 37 “of basiliks, of c., culverin,” H4A II, 3, 56. “the nimble gunner with linstock now the devilish c. touches, and down goes all before them,” H5 III Chor. H5 III Chor. “such daily cast of brazen c.” Hml. I, 1, 73. “if we could carry c. by our sides,” V, 2, 166 (Qq a cannon). -- Uncertain: “our cannons malice vainly shall be spent,” John II, 251.
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