bomber

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bomber a military aircraft that drops bombs during flight
    • n bomber a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
    • n bomber a person who plants bombs
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Usage

In literature:

There was another school near by where bombers practised their craft, making a great deal of noise.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
A group of bombers made a dash forward, but were shot down before they could get near enough to use their weapons.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
Following them came bombers and pioneers, and then a strong body of infantry.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
He was in left-hand slot, second flight, Second High Squadron, the hottest spot in a bomber formation.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
The Battalion bombers on Gallipoli were officially known as Grenadiers.
"With Manchesters in the East" by Gerald B. Hurst
The roar of bombs from astern, where the bombers had launched their missiles at the approaching hill, was unheard.
"Two Thousand Miles Below" by Charles Willard Diffin
A striking case was that of a bomber who had been out over the German trenches.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
Among them, are the crew of a jet-bomber which has been on maneuvers in Egypt.
"Black Eyes and the Daily Grind" by Milton Lesser
This was the plane whose job it was to spot the target for the bombers and then zoom away.
"Aces Up" by Covington Clarke
Bombers turning into butterflies?
"Coming to Grips with White Knuckles" by Paul Cameron Brown
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In poetry:

Said the Petrochemical skeleton
Roar Bombers roar!
Said the Psychedelic skeleton
Smoke a dinosaur
"Ballad Of The Skeletons" by Allen Ginsberg
They’re all buying fighters,
And as soon as they have done
They’ll all be buying bombers
To go and bust the Hun . . .
"Everybody’s Doing It" by Cicely Fox Smith
Or sleep your dreamless sleep
(Reptilian bomber!) by
The Mediterranean
And like a man
Swear you to keep
Faith with imperial eye:
"Ode To Our Young Pro-Consuls Of The Air" by Allen Tate
General, your bomber is powerful.
It flies faster than a storm and carries more than an elephant.
But it has one defect:
It needs a mechanic.
"From A German War Primer" by Bertolt Brecht
The great ships sink — we praise the Navy still.
The bombers fall — we speak no airman ill.
Why give the British soldier all the frowns?
He too has had his ups as well as downs.
"Fair Does" by A P Herbert
‘Only just one plane lost” – the suave announcer
broadcasts the news of the successful raid;
and the lone mother knitting by the hearthstone
Trembles, afraid,
As in her anguished sight
In flame a bomber crashes through the night.
"Nine O’clock News" by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

In news:

LOST amid the drama on Thursday was the news that another critical piece of the Blue Bombers brain trust will also return in 2013 -- offensive co-ordinator Gary Crowton.
Decent receivers, tailback all Bombers need is a competent QB.
TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Winnipeg Blue Bombers?
Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press Quarterback Buck Pierce may not like it, but he?ll be a spectator when the Bombers tackle the Stamps.
Blue Bombers down Seton for school's first boys soccer crown.
Opportunistic Bombers oust Cubs in 3A districts.
Ballard overpowers Nevada/Bombers outscore Cubs 30-3 in second half.
"Aluminum Overcast ," the Experimental Aircraft Association's restored B-17 bomber, www.eaachapter343.org.
Taliban Bomber Attacks Paramilitary Base.
A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into a government paramilitary base in Karachi on November 8.
Taliban suicide bomber hits paramilitary force in Pakistan's largest city, killing 3 troops.
In Pakistan a senior police officer was killed by a suicide bomber.
Suicide bomber kills 29 in Pakistan.
Glitter Bombers Act Like Petulant Children.
Monroe Guisbond (top row, right) was a pilot of a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber.
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