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Examples of Trunnion
The gun is pointed by a lever just as one points a garden hose or sprinkler, with the advantage that the gun can be clamped at any instant, and will then continue to sprinkle its drops of death over the same row of plants until the clamps are released.
As the cluster of barrels revolves each one is fired at the lowest point, and reloaded as it completes the revolution.
I've divers goodly pieces as minions, falcons and patereros with murderers mounted aft to sweep the waist.
There's no finer e'er sailed from Deptford Pool, which is saying much, split me if it isn't.
He, moreover, declared that Master Nicholas was the very man who had piloted the Armada which came so proudly to conquer England, dethrone the queen, and establish the Holy Inquisition in the land; and that he had plotted to deliver up the settlement to the Spaniards, who would speedily have committed all the heretics who declined to conform to their faith to the flames.
The captain having no wish to detain the survivors of her officers and crew, they were allowed to go on board, with sufficient provisions to carry them back to their own country, provided they were not captured by a Salle rover on their homeward voyage.