Usage examples for projectile

  1. " Though if you intend to send a projectile thirty miles," said one of the officers, " I'm afraid there may be some danger, after all. – Tom Swift and his Giant Cannon or, The Longest Shots on Record by Victor Appleton
  2. Looking into the depths of the Revolving Beryl and adjusting the enlarging device which brought back, life size, the infinitesmal individuals mirrored in the Beryl, he watched her go- a trim white figure which flashed across the void, from mountain- top to her valley home, like a very white projectile from another world. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930 by Various
  3. This time it produced a bombshell; not just an ordinary bombshell, or even a twelve- inch projectile, but a shell of planetary size. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  4. Then came the horrible sound of the great projectile racing through the air. – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham
  5. It was rather a curious looking affair, the sharp forward part making it appear like some engine of war, or a projectile for some monster gun. – Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout or, The Speediest Car on the Road by Victor Appleton
  6. Trafford was raising his hand to the solid brass knocker when abruptly it was snatched from his fingers, the door was flung open and a small boy with a number of dirty books in a strap flew out and hit him with projectile violence. – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  7. Down from above us falls a hard projectile upon Heda's fair head,- a large purple bean,- and then another. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  8. A projectile, brushing the surface of the water, passed in front of the " Terror," and sped beyond the destroyer on our right. – The Master of the World by Jules Verne
  9. It was the solid fact, for Wilkins, muttering as he fumbled at the latch, was mentioning Mr. Vining's name and bidding him be patient for an instant- and Mary, with a little scream, had made another of her projectile disappearances down the corridor- and into the room came Robert Vining! – In And Out by Edgar Franklin
  10. Regarding question No. 5, 'At what point in the heavens ought the cannon destined to hurl the projectile be aimed? – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne
  11. Very properly may they hold that some projectile might have been shot through the partly opened window and none of us have detected the act. – The-Darrow-Enigma by Severy, Melvin Linwood
  12. The velocity of the projectile leaving the gun will be 2, 600 feet per second, a speed which if maintained would carry it around the world in less than fifteen hours. – Marvels of Modern Science by Paul Severing
  13. It cut the water like a gigantic and keen projectile. – Men, Women, and Boats by Stephen Crane
  14. Like a black projectile the car came on, flames from the throbbing cylinders licking about the hood. – The Boy Scout Fire Fighters by Irving Crump
  15. Why were you so secret about that projectile? – The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
  16. After breakfast, I went over the list of sightings since June 1947. There were several saucers that actually had been described as projectile- like ships. – The Flying Saucers are Real by Donald Keyhoe
  17. Mrs. Lowder, by a different law, was spacious because she was full, because she had something in common, even in repose, with a projectile, of great size, loaded and ready for use. – The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2 by Henry James