We simply fell over the cliff, plunging, caroming, and ricocheting down through the masses of vegetation.
Kenniston's shoulder hit the captain and sent him caroming into Murdock.
Screaming insanely the people rushed about the chamber, caroming from one another, stumbling and falling.
Allan plunged down into the darkness, caroming from wall to wall as he half ran, half fell, down the twisting stairs.
Close in the fork he was protected on either side from the hammering blows of the caroming timber.
"Just a lady and a bossy," said the Girl, as she reined in the Pony abruptly, and sent the Bossy caroming off into the bushes.
1779, earlier carambole (1775), from French carambole "the red ball in billiards," from Spanish carombola "the red ball in billiards," perhaps originally "fruit of the tropical Asian carambola tree," which is round and orange and supposed to resemble a red billiard ball; from Marathi (southern Indian) karambal. Originally a type of stroke involving the red ball:
If the Striker hits the Red and his Adversary's Ball with his own Ball he played with, he wins two Points; which Stroke is called a Carambole, or for Shortness, a Carrom. ["Hoyle's Games Improved," London, 1779]
1860, from carom (n.). Related: Caromed; caroming.