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  • Bombard-Mortar of the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, Rhodes, 1480–1500. Founded at the request of Pierre A bombard is a large-caliber, muzzle-loading medieval cannon or mortar, used chiefly in sieges for throwing heavy stone balls. — “Bombard (weapon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Bombard (weapon), a type of late medieval siege weapon. Bombard (music), a contemporary Alain Bombard, a French sailor who crossed the Atlantic on a rigid-hulled inflatable boat. — “Bombard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The bombard, also known as talabard or ar vombard in the Breton The bombard is a member of the oboe family. Describing it as an oboe, however, can be. — “Bombard (music) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • But have we any leisure for a description of Brighton?–for Brighton, a clean Naples with genteel lazzaroni–for Brighton, that always looks brisk, gay, and gaudy, like a harlequin's jacket–for Brighton, which used to be seven hours distant from London at the time of our story; which is now only a hundred minutes off; and which may approach who knows how much nearer, unless Joinville comes and untimely bombards it? — “Vanity Fair” by William Makepeace Thackeray

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