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 Cannibal.Canoe’ (2 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cannon (in billiards).
 
A corruption of carrom, which is short for carambole. A cannon is when the player’s ball strikes the adversary’s ball in such a way as to glance off and strike a second ball.   1
 


 Cannibal.Canoe’ (2 syl.). 

 
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