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  • n. Plural form of gas mask.


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  • We waited the three minutes and just stood and when the three minutes were up he told the troopers to advance and they had the helmets and the gas masks on and the bullwhips and clubs.

    Oral History Interview with John Lewis, November 20, 1973. Interview A-0073. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • Of course, the people who are natural born dowds still manage to make their gas masks look dowdy, but those who are normally well-turned-out somehow contrive to make them into a positive decoration.

    Mrs. Miniver

  • NASA systems technicians, even after donning gas masks and extinguishing part of the blaze, could not see through the smoke and flames to make their way through the ripped-apart spacecraft to the astronauts.

    First Man

  • In Detroit, where forty-three people died in race riots in 1967, the police already had five armored vehicles but were stockpiling tear gas and gas masks and were requesting antisniper rifles, carbines, shotguns, and 150,000 rounds of ammunition.

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World


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