an obsolete naval gun of short barrel and large bore
The carronade had a powder chamber like many of the earliest guns known, and was similar to a mortar.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4 Various
Also, the violent recoil by which a carronade is often thrown off the slide of its carriage.
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth
Each carried a carronade, with which they opened fire on the privateer.
Dewey and Other Naval Commanders Edward S. Ellis
We had a carronade in the bow, which we instantly turned on them and discharged.
The Lonely Island R.M. Ballantyne
Everybody was silent, letting the carronade continue its horrible din.
Sea Stories Various
In the days of wooden ships the “carronade” became a most useful weapon.
The British Navy Book Cyril Field
He slews all out of gear, like a carronade with rotten lashings.
Mary Anerley R. D. Blackmore
The carronade was fired with a tremendous report but no visible effect.
Hard Cash Charles Reade
For artillery he had some 6-pounders and a 32-pounder carronade.
The Boys of 1812 and Other Naval Heroes James Russell Soley
Say yes, and all’s right; say no, and I’m off like a round shot from a carronade.
Varney the Vampire Thomas Preskett Prest
a plant, Daucus carota, of the parsley family, having pinnately decompound leaves and umbels of small white or yellow flowers, in its wild form a widespread, familiar weed, and in cultivation valued for its edible root. the nutritious, orange to yellow root of this plant, eaten raw or cooked. something hoped for or promised as […]
- Carrot fly
noun a dipterous insect, Psila rosae, that is a serious pest of carrots. The larvae tunnel into the root to feed Historical Examples It has been observed that when singling the disturbance of the soil is favourable to the operations of the carrot fly. The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th […]
a person who has red hair. Historical Examples She glanced up at my own carrot-top, and then averted her gaze. Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930 Various Who’d have thought Sam Lacey’s carrot-top could be made over into that? The Opened Shutters Clara Louise Burnham noun A redhead (1880s+)
like a carrot, as in color, flavor, or shape. Historical Examples Who is Miss Jewsberry, who has carroty hair and writes novels? Letters to an Unknown Prosper Mrime “I should hardly call it carroty,” contended the Philosopher. Tea-Table Talk Jerome K. Jerome He had what his mamma called beautiful auburn locks, but what other people […]