Alexander was wont to disguise his frank admiration of Fritz behind a smoke screen of banter.
The red Cadillacs were only a smoke screen for something else.
"It's no smoke screen," MacMaine said in a matter-of-fact tone.
Mr. Gary, behind the smoke screen of his hypocrisies about the "open shop," was determined to have the strike go on.
The M.L.'s were emitting their smoke screen to cover the bombarding ships.
The smoke screen grew denser and taller, mounting toward the balloons.
Unfortunately the tow parted and the smoke screen drifted away before the wind.
The third method—that of rendering the blockships invisible to the battery—would have entailed the use of a smoke screen.
In fact none of the British commanders realized what had taken place under cover of that smoke screen.
I thought at the time that this smoke screen was the thickest on record—that opinion was changed later.