air attack


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n air attack an attack by armed planes on a surface target
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In literature:

For an instant he stood with the member held high in air, bewildered by what seemed to him such a gratuitous attack.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Again the odor of burned powder attacked the nostrils and clouded the heavy air.
"Boy Scouts in the Canal Zone" by G. Harvey Ralphson
Exposure to cold and wet and to germ-laden air renders persons more liable to attacks.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
There is nothing new in the story; the air was attacked and mastered in the English fashion.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
I had what people call a nervous attack: electricity in the air, a brooding storm, brings it on.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
And another thing Jim saw, something that explained why the fearful insects had not flown up to attack him in the air.
"Spawn of the Comet" by Harold Thompson Rich
They find The Master's hidden jungle stronghold, and Bell destroys it with a bomb attack from the air.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
The third air attack was made upon Challerange, near Vouziers, by four French aeroplanes.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
In attacking it he was beating the air.
"Mummery" by Gilbert Cannan
Major Fanning's clear voice on the night air, rallying the men to attack the furious foe.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No IV, April 1863" by Various

In poetry:

Invisible air drifts,
Giving a shriek and pop
When attacked, then scooting to rest, barely trembling.
Yellow cathead, blue fish————
Such queer moons we live with
"Balloons" by Sylvia Plath
The royal guard, forming the vanguard, made the first attack,
Under the command of King Ulva, who courage didn't lack;
And cries of "King Ulva!" and "King Shuac!" rent the air,
While Shuac cried, I'll burn Shina to the ground, I now do swear!
"The Battle of Shina, in Africa, Fought in 1800" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

After two days in the hospital, the father called to report the attack to police, and Williamson was arrested Tuesday at the home, where police said he was found huffing a can of compressed air in the basement.
After two days in the hospital, the father called to report the attack to police and Williamson was arrested Nov 13 at the home where police said he was found huffing a can of compressed air in the basement.
Treasure Coast Oldies 103.7 chooses to air very negative ads from the Allen West campaign attacking Patrick Murphy for nonsense stuff.
Looking ahead, the Air Force cancelled a planned, unclassified effort to develop a jet-powered attack drone, the MQ-X.
Tom Griffin flew a B-25 bomber in the April 1942 air attack on Japan best known as the Doolittle Raid.
Turkey's air defenses and calm its fears of coming under missile attack, possibly with chemical weapons, from Syria.
Afghan security forces block the road where Taliban suicide bombers attacked a joint U.S.- Afghan air base in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday.
US Sen Rand Paul's political action committee is airing TV attack ads against Democratic senators in Florida, Ohio and West Virginia.
0 Syrian rebel fighters on Saturday prepare to fire a homemade rocket as they carry out a coordinated attack by hundreds of rebel fighters on a Syrian air force compound during heavy clashes on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria.
Man attacks girlfriend's car with a forklift , lifting it into the air while she's still inside: cops.
Desert Storm begins at 7 pm EST (3 am Jan 17 in Iraq) with massive air and missile attacks on targets in Iraq, Kuwait.
Eighty Airmen from the 174th Attack Wing of the Air National Guard will head to New York City to help with recovery efforts.
For those in the air cargo industry, 2011 was a year spent taking inventory of progress on enhancing national security in the wake of the 10-year anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks.
Afghan policemen stand at the site of a twin suicide attack in a parking lot holding dozens of trucks supplying the NATO-run Kandahar Air Base on June 6, 2012.
Turkey periodically carries out artillery and air strikes on suspected militant bases in northern Iraq, which the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party uses as a platform for attacks on Turkish targets.

In science:

The angle of attack is the angle subtended from the direction of airflow by the straight line which joins the leading edge and trailing edge of the wing.
Explanation and discovery in aerodynamics
CD is the drag coefficient, a dimensionless number determined by the exact shape of the car and its angle of attack; A is the frontal area; ρ is the density of air; and v is the speed of the car.
Explanation and discovery in aerodynamics