Then came the smash-up at Avonmouth, and my mother liked them less and less.
Why, the smash-up of the Sisters' title,—didn't you hear that?
In this case there was a "smash-up," for Tom James was not always sleeping and drinking.
As they learned later a defective rail had caused the smash-up.
Not many could have been in a smash-up like that and come out unharmed.