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tear gas

noun as in poisonous gas

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As tear gas and bullets fly, students from the affluent suburbs of Yangon and Mandalay, the country’s two biggest cities, are being joined on the barricades by fresh-faced office and factory workers and young miners from the jade diggings of Kachin.

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The sensor, dubbed TRPA1, is common in animals — from flatworms to people — and responds to environmental irritants such as cold, heat, wasabi and tear gas.

In this case, the escape hoods were reportedly used because of tear gas in the area, according to The New York Times and other reports.

A few minutes later, clouds of tear gas emerged over the crowd, and people ran from the Capitol.

There were scenes of violence and reports of injuries, tear gas used and flash grenades set off, with all the images hurtling around the globe via television and the Internet.

Many of those gathering in the run-up to the grand jury decision wore hockey and tear gas masks to conceal their identity.

Although some groups, through the thick fog of tear gas, pepper spray and smoke that hung over the city, still lingered.

Then she added: “There is a beautiful moon and the smoke of tear gas.”

Nor was an eyelash batted when he bought body armor and tear gas from and BP Arms, respectively.

Citizens in Ferguson have endured tear gas and a militarized police force.

The tear gas which we prepared to manufacture was brombenzyl cyanide.

Needless to say I had fallen flat, and, as I arose, the sweet smell of tear gas made itself evident.

Even a trace of tear gas in the air would in a few moments blind a man temporarily.

Gassing the enemy with tear gas was much cheaper than with poison gas, yet it forced him to remain masked.

This time he and his followers were stopped at a bridge in Selma, Alabama, by state troopers using tear gas and clubs.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tear gas, such as: poison gas, asphyxiant, and lachrymatory gas.

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