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Can·non

(kan'ŏn),
Walter B., U.S. physiologist, 1871-1945. See: Cannon ring, Cannon theory, Cannon-Bard theory, Bernard-Cannon homeostasis.

cannon

(kăn′ən)
n. pl. cannon or can·nons
1. A round bit for a horse.
2. Zoology The section of the lower leg in some hoofed mammals between the hock or knee and the fetlock, containing the cannon bone.
v. can·noned, can·noning, can·nons
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peace was signed between the survivors of the war; the thunder of the guns gradually ceased, the mortars were silent, the howitzers were muzzled for an indefinite period, the cannon, with muzzles depressed, were returned into the arsenal, the shot were repiled, all bloody reminiscences were effaced; the cotton-plants grew luxuriantly in the well-manured fields, all mourning garments were laid aside, together with grief; and the Gun Club was relegated to profound inactivity.
Another thing that surprised me was the fact that so much had been accomplished in so short a time, for I could not believe that I had been gone from Anoroc for a sufficient period to permit of building a fleet of fifty feluccas and mining iron ore for the cannon and balls, to say nothing of manufacturing these guns and the crude muzzle-loading rifles with which every Mezop was armed, as well as the gunpowder and ammunition they had in such ample quantities.
Once we had discovered iron ore we had enough mined in an incredibly short time to build a thousand cannon.
All these industries are guarded by forts in which several cannon are mounted and where warriors are always on guard.
At length they heard the cannon so near that it was evident they were within a league of the field of battle, and at a turn of the road they perceived the little village of Aunay.
Now Derry City Council is trying to locate all of the siege cannons so they can be restored and replaced on the city walls.
When you climb out of a slight depression in the land and are suddenly confronted with a row of cannons, marking the position of an opposing force, it's hard not to imagine the terror of the foot soldier.
Moving the cannons, some of which weigh more than two tonnes, into the two towers in Al Hazm was a practical challenge and was executed with the help of OmanEoee1/4eaos Armed Forces, especially the REME, the Royal Army of OmanEoee1/4eaos Engineering, Mechanical and Electrical division.
This year, Dubai Police have placed cannons in Al Musalla, Al Ras area, Karama Musalla and Al Safa Park to announce iftar.
Federal agents posing as members of a Colombian drug cartel have arrested two men who used a Van Nuys Airport hangar to broker deals for 30mm cannons used by the military, officials said Tuesday.
Four cannons - three replicas and one authentic 1862 ordnance rifle - will fire blank charges three times daily, all part of an effort to re-create the smells, sights and sounds of a behind-the-lines Civil War camp.
As the story goes, he wanted to try one of his new cannons and the experiment coincided with the time of Maghreb prayers during Ramadan.