Leakes has one of the loudest voices in the Western Hemisphere, something between an operatic soprano and an air-raid siren.
Rick Perry has traded in his dog whistle for an air-raid siren.
The shock of the first air-raid sirens giving way to a kind of numbness.
It is believed that in the excitement caused by an air-raid alarm it was snatched up by a customer who mistook it for his hat.
One night I reached Paris simultaneously with an air-raid warning.
But in that last phrase he had now confessed to her the existence of an air-raid.
You look about as 'appy as 'Earty does when 'e 'ears there's goin' to be an air-raid.
And on the home front, you'd have air-raid shelters that would be effective.
"I must institute a proper drill for air-raid alarms," said Char, unsmiling.
Had he given any orders at all as to conduct during an air-raid?
1914, from air (n.1) + raid (n.); originally in reference to British attacks Sept. 22, 1914, on Zeppelin bases at Cologne and Düsseldorf in World War I. The German word is Fliegerangriff "aviator-attack," and if Old English had survived into the 20th century our word instead might be fleogendeongrype.
One didn't dare to inhale for fear of breathing it in. It was the sound of eighteen hundred airplanes approaching Hamburg from the south at an unimaginable height. We had already experienced two hundred or even more air raids, among them some very heavy ones, but this was something completely new. And yet there was an immediate recognition: this was what everyone had been waiting for, what had hung for months like a shadow over everything we did, making us weary. It was the end. [Hans Erich Nossack, "Der Untergang," 1942]