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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.

This runaway and smash-up was something not reckoned on by Bunol.

Whether he would be a tower of strength in a smash-up is not so easily divined.

The Kid confessed to clear his pal who was only slightly injured in the smash-up.

"Skid, collision, run-over, smash-up—" Merry began helpfully.

I'm surprised to hear you refer to a pious life as if it were a smash-up.

WORD ORIGIN

"collision," 1841, from verbal phrase; see smash (v.) + up (adv.).

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