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70 examples of  strafing  in sentences

70 examples of strafing in sentences

For several nights, with the object of giving the enemy the impression of a nightly strafe, there had been artillery and machine-gun demonstrations occurring about the same time and lasting as long as those planned for the night of the crossing.

Orders were that not a shot was to be fired except by the guns and machine guns making their nightly strafe.

They are only "strafing" Fritz or making ready to "strafe" him; they have had an excellent midday meal in the huts yonder, and they whistle and sing as they go about their work, disappearing sometimes into mysterious regions out of sight.

They are only "strafing" Fritz or making ready to "strafe" him; they have had an excellent midday meal in the huts yonder, and they whistle and sing as they go about their work, disappearing sometimes into mysterious regions out of sight.

"GOTT STRAFE ENGLAND!

On the lime-washed wall and very carefully preserved is "Gott strafe England" which the late occupants wrote in charcoal as they fled.

That the "Hymn of Hate" should be with us a cause for jest, and "strafe" be adopted, with enthusiasm, into the English language, he cannot understand.

When I remembered the treatment that I saw our sick and wounded prisoners in Germany get from the Hun doctor, I was often furious, and determined to do a bit of "strafing" on my own.

But these, our men noticed, were ever the quickest to "strafe," always the first to rail and upbraid and strike when a German officer was near.

Aren't you the staff officer they sent to strafe a regiment of Anzacs for going into action without orders?

But there was a chance that the brigadier might carry resentment to the point of sending up a provost-marshal's guard to arrest Jeremy on the well-known principle that a bird in the hand can be strafed more easily than one with a medical certificate.

The folgende are now rules: (1) I make all Laws alone and nobody with me interfere must. (2) When a Man or Frau or Child a mile from me laughs it is as when into my All-Highest Face gelaughed is and the Strafe shall the Death be. (3) Who me sees shall flat on the Earth fall and shall him there until I my gracious Hand wave keep.

(4) The German Sprache shall the Britisch Folk's Sprache be and every Englisch Man who German not sprech kann shall with a by-Proclamation-to-be-declared-Strafe gestrafed be.

So come again, but at another time, Say after breakfast or some hour like that, Or I will strafe you with a viler rhyme I will, by Jove! or eat my shell-proof hat.

That very morning he had been severely strafed for speaking of important things over the telephone when so near the enemy.

The G.O.C. is strafing horribly to know.

If they are strafing all along the line, inspect Transport.

Our commentator ends with an epigram to the general effect that "until they adopt, in common with us, the ideal of the Gentleman, in contradistinction to that of the Superman," we must continue to strafe them in war or peace.

Anathema (by order) were our races; Joy-riding was taboo in car or train; And when they ventured to kick o'er the traces She strafed her victims till they roared again.

A German woman told me the other day that in her house it was the custom to fine everybody in the family ten pfennigs if they came down to breakfast without saying: "Gott strafe die Englander!"

"Gott strafe England!

Does the foe strafe him with a gas-bombing stunt?

"After four incessant years across Dora's knee the peace New Year ought surely to hold something good in its kindly lap for well-strafed automobilists.

Those willing to pay high prices would have arranged for them such displays as "normal artillery activity," pukka strafes, S.O.S. bombardments or barrages chaperoning infantry advances, while balloons might be set on fire, dumps blown up, or leave cancelled at special rates.

A short stay in the "enemy's area" during a strafe might be recommended for politicians and arranged by their constituents.

โ€œGott strafe Englandโ€ (may God punish England) became the war cry of the Germans.

And as I realized that probably this was just a part of the regular day's work, a bit of ordinary strafing, and not a feature of a grand attack, I took note of the rhythm.

There were mighty few lights in evidence; you do not advertise a road to Fritz's airplanes when you are traveling roads anywhere near the front, for he has guns of long range, that can at times manage to strafe a road that is supposed to be beyond the zone of fire with a good deal of effect I have seldom seen a blacker night than that.

And it was scouts who were above us nowand, doubtless, sending word back by wireless of a new and mysterious concentration of British forces along the Scarpe, which it might be a good thing for the Hun artillery to strafe a bit!

I thought, "Why not make a cellar, and thus have a place to dive into when the strafing begins."

They've summoned all the General Staff, There's going to be a mighty "strafe," And soon the land from shore to shore Will echo with the din of war, As armรจd hosts with martial cries Descend upon the warble-flies.

"If the Huns' minds work on the fixed and appointed path, one would expect the same old field will get a strafing this afternoon," said the captain afterwards.

Nothing'll be said to me if your garden is strafed off the earth; but there's a whole lot going to be said if you are strafed along with it, and I have to report that you had disobeyed orders and not kept under cover, and that I had looked on while you broke ship and was blown to blazes with a boo-kay of onions in your hand.

Nothing'll be said to me if your garden is strafed off the earth; but there's a whole lot going to be said if you are strafed along with it, and I have to report that you had disobeyed orders and not kept under cover, and that I had looked on while you broke ship and was blown to blazes with a boo-kay of onions in your hand.

They superseded Handley Cross; They glorified the "hunting fever;" They purged their pages of the dross, While bettering the fun, of LEVER; With many a priceless turn of phrase They stirred us to Homeric laughter, When painting Ireland in the days Before Sinn Fein bewitched and "strafed" her.

"I hope," said Possum, much relieved, but speaking with concentrated venom, "I h-hope you may be strafed with boiling Are you there?" Being assured that he was he slapped his receiver twice, and, much gratified at the unprintable expression of the twice-stunned-one at the other end, went to tell the Generalwho, he found, had gone to bed and was fast asleep.

No, I shan't, they really can't want one, they're too far backstill they might come up to filter something near enough to want oneno I won't, it's sheer wastestill, I suppose one ought to be preparedoh, yes, give them onegive them the word 'strafe'; nobody's got that.

There is a lull on the Western front, if such a word properly can be applied to the ceaseless activities of the war of position, of daily strafe and counter-strafe.

There is a lull on the Western front, if such a word properly can be applied to the ceaseless activities of the war of position, of daily strafe and counter-strafe.

[Illustration: THE TUBER'S REPARTEE GERMAN PIRATE; "Gott strafe England!" BRITISH POTATO: "Tuber รผber Alles!"]

Coming in at a fast clip, each pirate ship only seconds after its predecessor, Crass' crew strafed the freighters, scoring two direct hits.

He said the whole world would ridicule the Germans for the manner in which they had exploited the phrase "Gott strafe England," writing it even on the walls anywhere and everywhere.

"When they read 'Gott strafe England' all they needed to reply was 'Ypres, Ypres, Hurrah!'" Poilu And Tommy He informed me that he had been stationed for some time with his regiment near the English troops, and there had been loud lamentations among the Poilus because they had been obliged to say good-bye to their English comrades.

Betty Carnes (W); 15Sep71; R511848. Selections from American guerrilla: planes strafe cliff-trapped raiders, by Douglas M. Smith & Cecil Carnes.

Betty Carnes (W); 15Sep71; R511848. Selections from American guerrilla: planes strafe cliff-trapped raiders, by Douglas M. Smith & Cecil Carnes.

Ho! friends, a stranger cometh; by his dress Some nobleman of leisure, I should guess; Come, let us seem to labour, lest he strafe; A soldier ever eye-washes the Staff.

I have heard the monkeys strafing

He was not the "strafing" kind.

It shared honours with strafe.

Strafe that sign at the corner!

I will strafe the chicken!"

'Gott strafe England!'

Strafe has become a noun, a verb, an adjective, a cussword, and a term of greeting.

Soldier asks soldier how he is strafing to-day.

"Won't you strafe a little for us?"

" Nevertheless, I slept, my last recollection that of sniping shots, to be awakened with the first streaks of day by the sound of a fusilladethe "morning hate" or the "morning strafe" as it is called.

Had the Germans succeeded in "strafing" us out of it yet?

The German gunners were "strafing" in a very lively way this afternoon.

They were giving the communication trench a turn at "strafing," now, and shells were urgently dropping behind us.

Psychologists take notice; and golfers are reminded that their favourite expletives when they foozle will come perfectly natural to them when the Germans are "strafing.

"To-morrow, if the Major strafes me for my handling of the platoon on the barrack-square, I'll challenge him to detail 'presenting arms, by numbers.'

But here they can withdraw behind a convenient ridge, and strafe Boches a mile and a half away, without causing any complaints.

"Intermittent strafes we are used to, but this all-day performance seems to indicate that the Boche is really getting down to it for once.

The request that people should enclose it in all their private letters was slavishly followed with the same zest with which the Germans had previously attached Gott strafe England stickers to their correspondence.

I know a case of one young girl, a German-American, whose parents returned to Hamburg, who declined to repeat the ridiculous German formula, "Gott strafe England," and stuck to her point, with the result that she was not invited to that circle again.

To the cry "Gott strafe England" has been added "Gott strafe Amerika," the latter being as popular with the German women as the German men.

To the cry "Gott strafe England" has been added "Gott strafe Amerika," the latter being as popular with the German women as the German men.

But Socialists though they be, they are just as anti-British as the rest of Germany, and they like to send out their products with the familiar hall-mark of "Gott strafe England," or "Best wishes for King George."

They flood Germany now with impunity with sardines whose merits are extolled in the hated English language, sardines which had originally been intended for Britain or America, but which are now eagerly snapped up at four and five times the peace price by people who invariably bid one another good-bye with "Gott strafe England."

I was well aware that the same Wilhelmstrasse, while laying the wires for an attempt to have my country play Germany's game, was sedulously continuing its propaganda of Gott strafe Amerika among the German people.