One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Poisonous gas or vapour, used especially to disable an enemy in warfare.
- ‘The last Pope with that name guided the Roman Catholic Church during the First World War, espousing neutrality and denouncing the use of poison gas.’
- ‘In other words, poison gas was the answer for the war's lack of mobility.’
- ‘All that was lacking to make the scene a replica of modern ‘Christian’ warfare was poison gas.’
- ‘That was what was meant by a war in the age of the machine gun, heavy artillery, airplanes and the deadly poison gas.’
- ‘He had one problem we were happy not to have faced - poison gas.’
- ‘In the 1930s the Italian fascists under Mussolini waged a brutal war against Ethiopia, using poison gas and aerial bombardment.’
- ‘Even though his rescue teams presumed there might be poison gas, they rushed in anyway, certain their gear would protect them.’
- ‘This included the strategic bombing of Halifax and first-strike use of poison gas, if necessary.’
- ‘In the remaining years of the war it showed itself in the production of such major weapons as poison gas, tanks, and aeroplanes.’
- ‘From an individual's perspective, poison gas only multiplied the horrors of trench warfare.’
- ‘So that's why we can breathe fine here without worrying about poison gas and fallout?’
- ‘The reference in press reports to poison gas played upon people's fears about chemical weapons following horrific accounts of how such weapons had been used in the First World War.’
- ‘How could he describe the horrors of learning that large groups of people had been murdered by poison gas, while thinking they were showering?’
- ‘Critics have said the Vatican had no business honouring a monarch who commanded troops who used poison gas in the conflict.’
- ‘The latest delay caused by the discovery that a company involved in the project helped produce poison gas for Nazi death camps.’
- ‘Later on, I found out that poison gas wasn't even new to them.’
- ‘In 1925 the Geneva Protocol prohibiting the use (but not the manufacture and stockpiling) of poison gas was signed.’
- ‘Along with machine guns and poison gas, artillery guns played a prominent part in the trenches especially at battles such as the Somme and Verdun.’
- ‘Inside these rented storage units, Federal agents discovered the chemicals and plans used for making the same poison gas once used by prison death chambers.’
- ‘Although people talk about poison gas I don't care about it.’
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