blitz

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v blitz attack suddenly and without warning "Hitler blitzed Poland"
    • n blitz a swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment
    • n blitz (American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line
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Usage

In literature:

Nearby is the grave of good old Signor Blitz, and not far away is the plot that holds all that is mortal of my beloved parents.
"The Miracle Mongers, an Exposé" by Harry Houdini
His news was that the Blitz's steam-cutter had come in on the morning tide, and he had met von Bruening when marketing at the inn.
"The Riddle of the Sands" by Erskine Childers
There's been a row between Von Blitz and the lawyer, and the lawyer has unmercifully threshed Von Blitz.
"The Man From Brodney's" by George Barr McCutcheon
He told me while we were lunching at the Blitz.
"The Inner Shrine" by Basil King
It's got to be a blitz job.
"Murder in the Gunroom" by Henry Beam Piper
They gave that town a regular Georgie Patton style blitzing.
"Lone Star Planet" by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
He has great hopes of marrying the only daughter of Von Blitz, who owns a splendid estate in Silesia.
"Face to Face with Kaiserism" by James W. Gerard
Blitz pulls ribbons from his mouth, 16.
"The Biglow Papers" by James Russell Lowell
Als Mosch Gloantza die Felsplatte erreichte, zuckte ein Blitz zu seinen Fuessen und droehnte ein Donner, wie Erdbeben, von unten herauf.
"Aus meinem Königreich" by Carmen Sylva
They were scattered out, making a blitz machine-gun attack difficult.
"A Yankee Flier in Italy" by Rutherford G. Montgomery
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In news:

Candidates in final blitz as buzz builds for byelection.
Intel Readies New ' Clover Trail' Atom Processors For Tablet Blitz.
All-out Blitz: The Bee's guide to Valley playoff football.
Habitat for Humanity is in search of volunteers and donors to help support "Raise the Roof over Southern Indiana," a 10-house building blitz set for Oct 8-12 in Henryville.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta is trying to reduce stigma and complacency around HIV and AIDS with a new advertising and social media blitz featuring Americans living with the disease.
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity to Conduct Home Repair Blitz.
Obama Hits Battleground States In Final Blitz.
The Ottawa County Task Force on Aging is planning a countywide blitz to distribute their newly developed Senior Abuse Protocol cards.
The blitz is planned for Wednesday, Aug 29, and involves members of the Task Force visiting local businesses, agencies and institutions that interact with the senior population.
Director Jeffrey Blitz used credit cards to fund his documentary Spellbound.
Crystal 's regional marketing blitz includes a touch borrowed from Wheaties, the cereal brand that has long featured box covers with photos of nationally known athletes.
President Barack Obama is returning to Iowa, where he will kick off a two-day campaign blitz across seven battleground states.
Nominations may be decided in one quick blitz.
Friday Night Blitz desktop wallpaper.
Show off your enthusiasm with our new Friday Night Blitz desktop wallpaper.
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In science:

Blitz, L., Fukui, Y., Kawamura, A., Leroy, A., Mizuno, N., & Rosolowsky, E. 2007, in Prostars and Planets V, ed. B.
Evolution of interstellar dust and stardust in the solar neighbourhood
Blitz 1997, and references therein), the latest results confirm star formation always taking place in CO-bright mole cular clouds, even at very large galactocentric distances (Kobayashi et al. 2008).
Molecular gas, CO, and star formation in galaxies: emergent empirical relations, feedback, and the evolution of very gas-rich systems
The role of pressure in particular has been highlighted over a wide range of galaxy properties (Blitz and Rosolowsky 2004), and quantified in an empirical H 2 -pressure relation derived by Blitz and Rosolowsky (2006).
Molecular gas, CO, and star formation in galaxies: emergent empirical relations, feedback, and the evolution of very gas-rich systems
In Figure 1 we show the resulting Rm -Pe relation and compare it to the observed one (Blitz & Rosolowsky 2006).
Molecular gas, CO, and star formation in galaxies: emergent empirical relations, feedback, and the evolution of very gas-rich systems
This tendency of the K-S relation towards more linear slopes as one progresses from HI to CO-bright and then HCN-bright H2 (n & 105 cm-3 ) gas has also been noted observationally (Wong and Blitz 2002; Gao and Solomon 2004).
Molecular gas, CO, and star formation in galaxies: emergent empirical relations, feedback, and the evolution of very gas-rich systems
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