a collection of small projectiles in a case, to be fired from a cannon.
On being discharged the projectile delivered the bullets in a shower somewhat after the fashion of case-shot.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3 Various
Well steered; edge toward him, and when you fire bring your guns to bear right among his men with the case-shot.
Life Aboard a British Privateer in the Time of Queen Anne Robert C. Leslie
The Surgeon, while examining, was torn away by case-shot: Kleist lay bleeding without help.
History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIX. (of XXI.) Thomas Carlyle
case-shot was formerly called “canister,” though the term now used occurs as early as 1625.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4 Various
A jeer of derision greeted this insult, and a case-shot was immediately exploded among the clusters of red men.
Famous Indian Chiefs Charles H. L. Johnston
The Texans sprang into rank, we jumped to our guns, and sent a case-shot tearing down through the woods.
From the Rapidan to Richmond and the Spottsylvania Campaign William Meade Dame
They were gouged, dented, and bruised by case-shot that had struck and glanced sidewise.
Charles Carleton Coffin William Elliot Griffis, D. D.
The rude gaps torn by the shells and case-shot were closed as quickly as they were made.
Reply of the Philadelphia Brigade Association to the Foolish and Absurd Narrative of Lieutenant Frank A. Haskell Various
There is less execution by a single bullet than by case-shot.
Character Writings of the 17th Century Various
They went too far, however, got under a fire of case-shot, and lost a considerable number of men and horses.
In the Russian Ranks John Morse
another name for canister (sense 2b)
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