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Annie cannon

Annie Jump
[juhmp] /dʒʌmp/ (Show IPA), 1863–1941, U.S. astronomer.
Joseph Gurney
[gur-nee] /ˈgɜr ni/ (Show IPA), (“Uncle Joe”) 1836–1926, U.S. politician and legislator.
noun (pl) -nons, -non
an automatic aircraft gun of large calibre
(history) a heavy artillery piece consisting of a metal tube mounted on a carriage
a heavy tube or drum, esp one that can rotate freely on the shaft by which it is supported
the metal loop at the top of a bell, from which it is suspended
See cannon bone

a shot in which the cue ball is caused to contact one object ball after another
the points scored by this Usual US and Canadian word carom

a rebound or bouncing back, as of a ball off a wall
either of the two parts of a vambrace
(intransitive) often foll by into. to collide (with)
short for cannonade
(intransitive) (billiards) to make a cannon

c.1400, “tube for projectiles,” from Anglo-French canon, Old French canon (14c.), from Italian cannone “large tube, barrel,” augmentative of Latin canna “reed, tube” (see cane (n.)). Meaning “large ordnance piece,” the main modern sense, is from 1520s. Spelling not differentiated from canon till c.1800. Cannon fodder (1891) translates German kanonenfutter (cf. Shakespeare’s food for powder in “I Hen. IV”).
American astronomer noted for her work on classifying stellar spectra. Cannon classified the spectra of 225,300 stars brighter than magnitude 8.5, as well as 130,000 fainter stars.


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