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I take it you were one of the boys who bombed the fighter fields.

The enemy, on his part, sniped at and bombed our patrols at night.

If she tries to go into A-A drive, she is to be bombed—no matter who is aboard.

It was simultaneously torpedoed, mined, scuttled, and bombed.

But the hospital had not been bombed, which was the great thing.

They were in the bombed trenches and had had a very hard time from our shell fire.

The word was that we were to go to Vlamertinghe, where the Zeppelins had bombed us in our huts.

It was at the village of Zudkerque, where Fritz had bombed and blown up a dump in 1916.

It was tragical to be bombed, but how much more so to see the bomber die.

Presumably we were not spotted, for while at Behagnies we were neither shelled nor bombed.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from French bombe, from Italian bomba, probably from Latin bombus "a deep, hollow noise; a buzzing or booming sound," from Greek bombos "deep and hollow sound," echoic. Originally of mortar shells, etc.; modern sense of "explosive device placed by hand or dropped from airplane" is 1909. Meaning "old car" is from 1953. Meaning "success" is from 1954 (late 1990s slang the bomb "the best" is probably a fresh formation); opposite sense of "a failure" is from 1963. The bomb "atomic bomb" is from 1945.

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