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four-pounder  n.  A cannon that throws a 4-pound shot.

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"Four-pounder" Quotes from Famous Books

... shouted Castleton, "that the liver is a mammoth that requires a twenty-four-pounder to penetrate its hide. We don't hunt the rhinoceros ...
— A Strange Discovery • Charles Romyn Dake

... Sheep; rectangular four-pounder, 8-1/2 by five by three inches. One of those college-educated cheeses turned out by the students and professors at ...
— The Complete Book of Cheese • Robert Carlton Brown

... being great danger of the ship's parting, they began to be alarmed with the fears of perishing, and were desirous of getting to land; but it seems their madness had not yet left them, for the boat not appearing to fetch them off as soon as they expected, they at last pointed a four-pounder which was on the quarter-deck against the hut where they knew the captain resided on shore, and fired two shots, which passed ...
— Anson's Voyage Round the World - The Text Reduced • Richard Walter

... duplicity with which he had been treated, had worked vigorously at his defences. The settlement extended along the river banks for two miles. In the centre stood the fort, which was a hundred and twenty yards square, mounting ten thirty-two pounder guns on each of its four bastions. Twenty four-pounder guns were placed on the ramparts, facing the river on the south. On an outlying work commanding the watergate eight thirty-two pounders were mounted. Monsieur Renault set to work to demolish all the houses within ...
— With Clive in India - Or, The Beginnings of an Empire • G. A. Henty

Words linked to "Four-pounder" :   gun, ordnance

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