air raid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n air raid an attack by armed planes on a surface target
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Usage

In literature:

It was during a period when the moon was ripe for air-raids.
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
You probably felt much relieved that I was not in Paris at the time of the last air raid when the bombs were dropped.
"'My Beloved Poilus'" by Anonymous
Let those who have had experience of the full effect of air raids on London during the war judge what this might have meant.
"1914" by John French, Viscount of Ypres
One air raid after another.
"Aviation in Peace and War" by Sir Frederick Hugh Sykes
The following narrative describes one of these German air raids.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
I had been in London but a short time when, on Saturday, July 21st, 1917, I had my first experience of an air raid in a crowded city.
"Through St. Dunstan's to Light" by James H. Rawlinson
An air raid on London was in progress.
"The Orchard of Tears" by Sax Rohmer
The air is thick with signs and evil portents: Stop-loss orders, breaks, raids, slumps, more margins, are in everybody's mouth.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
No air raid to-night.
"Tatterdemalion" by John Galsworthy
Air raids on Duesseldorf.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
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In news:

4 of last survivors of air raid on Japan reunite.
"Hamas doesn't need to hit anything in Israel to achieve its objectives," he said — air raid sirens and widespread fear are enough.
The USS Hornet with 16 Army Air Forces B-25s on deck, ready for the Tokyo raid (U.
For the past week, we've spent a fair amount of ink and air time discussing and conducting raids on local grocery stores to prepare for the potential demise of the Twinkie.
Explosion in Tel Aviv After Air-Raid Alert.
Colombian forces have killed at least 20 Marxist FARC guerrillas in an air and ground raid near the border with Ecuador, an army general said on Monday, the deadliest strike against rebels since a peace process started.
BEIRUT — Syrian warplanes launched 60 airstrikes against rebel targets around the country on Monday, the most intense air raids across the country since the uprising began 19 months ago, according to anti-regime activists.
Leach brings his new team and his Air Raid offense to Provo on Thursday to face his alma mater (8:15 pm MDT, ESPN).
The denunciations of the Zionist war machine seemed to be going smoothly–until Jerusalem 's air raid sirens were triggered by an incoming Hamas rocket.
Palestinian militants have fired a rocket toward Jerusalem , causing an explosion moments after air raid sirens sounded across the city.
Gaza Holds Funerals For Those Killed In Air Raids.
Oct 30, 1942 Lights out means lights out amid air-raid test.
Kuo Tien-lu's memoir of time spent in Indonesia sheds light on a seldom-told chapter of Taiwan's wartime history, and includes an unhappy visit to a brothel, air raids over Japanese bases and a bout with malaria.
TEL AVIV, Israel – Leehee Goldenberg was having lunch at an outdoor cafe in Tel Aviv, Israel's largest metropolis , when an air-raid siren wailed.
L eehee Goldenberg was having lunch at an outdoor cafe in Tel Aviv, Israel's largest metropolis, when an air-raid siren wailed.
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