The recoil was taken up by a heavy hempen hawser fastened to the bulwarks and passed through the cascabel of the gun.
cascabel, kas′ka-bel, n. the whole rear part behind the base-ring of a cannon.
This chain had in some strange way become twisted about the screw of the cascabel.
On the end of the upper jaw, the cascabel block and head of the pin, the foundry number in quarter-inch figures.
A moulding formerly round a cannon, at a little distance from its breech, the cascabel, and another near the muzzle.
The body of a cascabel, or rattlesnake; appeared in the gaping orifice of the bag.
The admiral laughed, and seemed to be pleased with this confidence, while Captain cascabel shook his head.
Among the snake family there are some venomous species, notably the viper and the cascabel.
He went on deck, where he found Captain cascabel and the first lieutenant, smoking their cigars.
Here we found the two small ranchos, known as cascabel, and stopped for the night.