The cracking and booming of the ice indicate a change of temperature.
It was balanced perilously between a small town that lacked only a sheriff, and a booming frontier town.
At eight o'clock the booming of cannon was added to the sound of musketry.
It was only moments later when his fears were realized by the gnashing, booming, ripping sound of metal on rock, echoing across the valley like a clap of thunder, repeating and repeating, as if car after car had met a similar fate, further and further away.
He listened with weary ears to the ever-recurring sounds, distinguishing the whistle of flying projectiles from the booming of the reports, glanced at the tiresomely familiar faces of the men of the first battalion, and waited.