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“I crouched down with my men -- we were in open formation -- and ducked my head at the sound of the bursting 'obus' and trembled in every limb as though I had a fit of ague.”
“Children know the different aeroplanes by sight, and one little girl, when I ask her for news, gives me a list of the "obus" that have arrived, and which have "s'éclaté," and which have not.”
“The shells, which the Parisians called "obus," were like an old-fashioned sugar-loaf, and weighed sometimes one hundred and fifty pounds.”
“Dis lil burdy bringing owt geek in awl obus, aifinkso.”
“Un anecdote vraiment triste est du 29 mars 1918, un obus allemand est tombe sur la nef de l'Eglise est a tue cent paroissionneurs.”
“The elaborate trials which were carried out with the obus fumigene certainly were spectacular so as they went.”
“The one is the incendiary shell -- obus fumigene -- while the other is a shell, the contents of which, upon coming into contact with the gas contained within the gas-bag, set up certain chemical reactions which precipitate an explosion and fire.”
“(Brussels, 1885); _Influence du tir plongeant et des obus-torpilles sur la fortification_ (Brussels, 1888); _Les Régions fortifiées_ (Brussels, 1890);”
“Another _obus_ hurtled over us and shrieked away into the distance; and again the man beside me flinched, but I did not.”
“All sorts of things have been happening since that _obus_ knocked you out.”
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