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When the cannon was fired through the touchhole, turbulence from the initial surface combustion caused the rest of the powder to be rapidly exposed to the flame.
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When Napoleon arrived, he reorganized the defenses, while realizing that without cannon, the city could not be held.
When Danican's poorly trained men attacked, on 13 Vendémiaire, 1795 — October 5, 1795, in the calendar used in France, at the time — Napoleon ordered his cannon to fire grapeshot into the mob, an act that became known as the " whiff of grapeshot ".
When a cannon was fired, it partially disarmed the ship, so needlessly firing a cannon showed respect and trust.
When they gathered around a blanket on which pinole ( a ground corn flour ) had been placed for them, Johnson and his men opened fire on the Chihenne with rifles and a concealed cannon loaded with scrap iron, glass, and a length of chain ).
When it became apparent in 1756 that the fort was too far to the west of the lake, the French constructed an additional redoubt to the east to enable cannon to cover the lake's narrows.
When visited by Oglethorpe in February the settlers had already constructed " a battery of four pieces of cannon, built a guardhouse, a storehouse, a chapel, and several huts for particular people ".
When they refused, the cannon was fired, the door blown off its hinges, and the guards were forced to beat a hasty retreat.
When Compans exited the woods on the far bank of the Kolocha, he was hit by massed Russian cannon fire ; both Compans and Dessaix were wounded, but the French continued their assault.
When they returned to Tubuai they built a fort on the Northeast part of the island at Ta ' ahueia, manned with cannon and swivel gun which they named Fort George.
When additional cannon fire erupted from Mexican positions up and down the river's bank, fort commander Jacob Brown pointed his guns into the city of Matamoros.
When an army was defending a fortress with cannon, they had an obvious height and therefore range advantage over the attacker's guns.
" When a cannon is shot, guests may feel a powerful blast of air coming from the cannon, followed by a large splash and underwater lighting effects to simulate cannon fire.
When the dey responded with cannon fire directed toward one of the blockading ships, the French determined that more forceful action was required.
When called on by Phips to surrender, the aged Governor Frontenac replied " I will answer ... only with the mouths of my cannon and the shots of my muskets.
When her husband fell, Margaret took his place at his cannon and continued firing until she, herself, was seriously wounded.
When Langdon's men rushed the fort, the defenders opened fire with three cannon and a volley of musket shot.
When the Mexican troops raised a blood-red flag signifying no quarter, Travis responded with a blast from the Alamo's largest cannon.
When the initial request was refused, Ugartechea sent 100 dragoons to retrieve the cannon using peaceful means.
When Smither arrived on October 1, he met with militia captain Mathew Caldwell to explain that the soldiers meant no harm if the settlers would peacefully relinquish the cannon.
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When they reached their neighbor's house, Pamela said a few polite words to Grace and kissed Melissa lightly on the forehead, the impulse prompted by a stray thought -- of the type to which she was frequently subject these days -- that they might never see one another again.
When he regained consciousness he was in Lord's house, in the office of Doctor Lord, the deputy's deceased father.
When it was followed by a second, whining even closer, Cobb swerved sharply aside into a depression.
When she appeared at the store to help out for a few hours even my looking at her was surreptitious lest my Uncle notice it.
When he awoke in the mornings, she was in his mind and he could hardly wait to get to school to be near her in the flesh.
When he finally left the sinister mansion on Perdido Street, he was carried out in a coroner's basket.
When the possibility that he had not given reconsideration to so weighty a decision seemed to disconcert his questioners, Mr. Eisenhower was known to make his characteristic statement to the press that he was not going to talk about the matter any more.
When he was stripped, deloused and numbered by his guards, his much-thumbed sketchbook was seized and thrown on a pile of prisoners' goods to be confiscated.
When Harold Arlen returned to California in the winter of 1944, it was to take up again a collaboration with Johnny Mercer, begun some years before.
When he was fifteen John H. Mercer turned out his first song, a jazzy little thing he called `` Sister Susie, Strut Your Stuff ''.
When he heard that Paul Whiteman was looking for singers to replace the Rhythm Boys, Mercer applied and got the job, `` not for my voice, I'm sure, but because I could write songs and material generally ''.