My description of cannonball has become admittedly abstract, and the novel is sometimes inexplicably opaque.
But the Republican Party has shot like a cannonball to the right.
A cannonball—metal or human—displaces water, but it regains its own level.
Leading from the front, he has a cannonball of a shot and can wreak havoc from distance.
It is at this point that cannonball turns toward Pynchonian conspiracy.
Near these guns lie specimens of cannonball River sandstone formations.
His head was shot off by a cannonball just as his regiment was charging at the bridge.
"A doctor will be down on 'the cannonball' about five o'clock," he added.
The Moravians held their immersion baptismal ceremonies in the cannonball.
Put yourself in the way of a cannonball, Gerald, and I will be married to her a week after--if she will have me.