Even hours later, still surrounded by the fog of war, we are not sure of who set off the bombs or why.
As dusk approaches, a fog creeps up the slope of the mountain and swallows the sprawling city below—just like Pablo promised.
Propylene glycol has been used as the base for fog machine liquids and in nebulizers for decades.
For once the old joke—“fog in the Channel: Continent Cut Off”—seems applicable.
She arrived in the town two hours late after her helicopter was delayed by fog.
Another train had crashed into the Oxford express in the fog.
Meantime a white film of fog spread down the bay from the northward.
Vetch heard through the fog guns firing signals of distress; but three days passed before he knew how serious the disaster was.
He had seen something like a heavy flash of lightning in the fog.
The fog thinned off, and showed the Anzac in still autumn sunshine, pushing through a misty expanse of grey landlocked bays.
"thick, obscuring mist," 1540s, probably from a Scandinavian source akin to Danish fog "spray, shower, snowdrift," Old Norse fok "snow flurry," fjuk "snow storm." Cf. also Old English fuht, Dutch vocht, German Feucht "moist." Figurative phrase in a fog "at a loss what to do" first recorded c.1600.
"long grass," c.1300, probably of Scandinavian origin, cf. Norwegian fogg "long grass in a moist hollow," Icelandic fuki "rotten sea grass." The connection to fog (n.1), via a notion of long grass growing in moist dells of northern Europe, is tempting but not proven. Watkins suggests derivation from PIE *pu- "to rot, decay."
1590s, from fog (n.1). Related: Fogged; fogging.
[origin unknown; probably a substitution for smoke in all senses]