The town was being bombarded by a hundred and thirty guns which Napoleon had ordered up after four o'clock.
The house groaned as a gust of wind bombarded it.
Fighting became general and extended to the fleet, which bombarded the capital.
Deidre struggled to take in everything around her, bombarded by the noise, smells and activity.
Repeated attempts were made by various European nations to subdue the pirates, and in 1816 the city was bombarded by a British squadron under Lord Exmouth, assisted by Dutch men-of-war, and the corsair fleet burned.