Definitions

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  • n. A dense, yellowish fog.
  • n. A French-Canadian person, especially a Francophone from the province of Québec.

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  • n. a heavy thick yellow fog

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Examples

  • TS Eliot, who would have experienced many a pea-souper, echoes Dickens's sense of fog as invader in The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock.

    Culture flash: fog

  • Surrounded by red brick houses, topped off by the gray sky, with leftover fog from a pea-souper, which had virtually imprisoned us in the flat for a couple of days.

    One For The Table: Tracy Tynan on Flapjacks - The British Madeline

  • The infamous London yellow fog and occasionally, a Melbourne fog was called a pea-souper after this:

    What I cooked last night.

  • As soon as an obstacle looms up, telegraph poles, trees or rising ground, I have to pull on the joystick and instantly run into an impenetrable pea-souper.

    Stuka Pilot

  • Two of them, both male, were almost beside themselves with the joyous adventure of getting home through London in a real pea-souper.

    The Tiger in the Smoke

  • On March 13 there was a tremendous fall of snow, and worst "pea-souper" we had had during the previous year.

    The Home of the Blizzard Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

  • A good start is crucial in a five-match campaign and the Scots make one this weekend, with Dan Parks kicking goals from all angles and England disappearing into a pea-souper of paranoia, born of callowness.

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  • The pea-souper fogs that once defined our capital city have long vanished, the last straw being the so-called Great Smog of 1952, when a thick cloud of pollution settled over London and penetrated deep into its inhabitants 'lungs for five days.

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  • Britain may have spawned the Swinging Sixties, punk, Cool Britannia and numerous hot designers in the past 50 years, but for many Chinese, it's still a place where Oliver Twist is stumbling through a pea-souper, and horsedrawn carriages clatter along the cobbles.

    The Guardian World News

  • Two ships passing in a pea-souper at night, foghorns blasting to ensure a safe distance, but each desperately wanting to appreciate the existence of the other.

    Irish Blogs

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  • Don't eat yellow fog.

    March 30, 2016

  • super!

    May 4, 2009