gas shell

IPA: gˈæsʃˈɛɫ

noun

  • (military) bomb consisting of an explosive projectile filled with a toxic gas that is released when the bomb explodes

Examples of "gas-shell" in Sentences

  • A wounded man was brought in that evening with several injuries caused by a gas-shell.
  • Of course, it _may_ not have been a gas-shell; he may have relied, as well he might do, on the burst!
  • Only a slight wound in the leg from a gas-shell, and every one thought he had got a comfortable 'Blighty.'
  • The force had suffered about 7000 casualties by the 20th and three tanks were knocked out and derelict, while the effects of our gas-shell were certainly not very apparent.
  • The period up to the 21st March was one of steady work on defences, but without special incident, except a gas-shell attack on the 71st Brigade, which caused a certain amount of casualties.
  • There was a heavy gas-shell bombardment by the enemy on the nights of the 12th, 13th, and 14th, the Battalion suffering heavy casualties, also intermittent shelling during the day and night, while there was, as a welcome change, a raid on the enemy front line by the
  • The German tank-track that had crushed my leg in the mud at Caen, the gas-shell that had scarred one whole side of my face — Adonis would never have claimed it for his own, anyway — beyond hope of plastic surgery and left me with a left eye that could just barely tell the difference between night and day, that made me a bird with a broken wing.
  • The German tank-track that had crushed my leg in the mud at Caen, the gas-shell that had scarred one whole side of my face -- Adonis would never have claimed it for his own, anyway -- beyond hope of plastic surgery and left me with a left eye that could just barely tell the difference between night and day, that made me a bird with a broken wing.
  • I think he wanted my sympathy, but the telephone kept me so busy -- messages that certain batteries had started to move, demands from the staff captain for a final return showing the shortage of gas-shell gauntlets, and for lists of area stores that we expected to hand over, and a request from the adjutant to bring the barometer that he had overlooked -- that there was little time for talk.

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