star shell


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star shell

[′stär ‚shel]
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At 0100 hrs USS Plunkett, the closest destroyer to Trentonian, noted in her log: "At this time a good deal of activity is apparent to the northward and many star shells were observed in this area throughout the earlier part of the night.
It was one of our own star shells. I just had time to bring my nose in the ground when zip, zip, zip.
We received hoarse orders from the men above, "Send up star shells!" then, "Hold port," "Start starboard!" We worked furiously giving no thought to the outcome.
Locals reported seeing star shells fired by the Indian Army.
For the night shoot, star shells from the USS Anzio lit up the Caribbean sky as the ships let loose with their guns.
At 7,000 yards Haida fired star shells to illuminate the scene, then both she and Athabaskan heeled over to engage, all guns bearing on the enemy.
ELIOT, Maine, USA -- According to some historians, the 1905 Russo-Japanese War was the first truly modern war, involving as it did both the telegraph and the telephone, along with machine guns, barbed wire, illuminating star shells, mine fields, advanced torpedoes, and armored battleships.
'Flares and star shells were being dropped, and there seemed every likelihood of fire or explosions,' it said.
Unsharp masking and other image-processing techniques brought out many subtle edges of slightly overdense star shells (bottom view).
Star shells burst high and wide, suspended briefly like chandeliers in the sky.
Star shells by the dozen and flashings and bangs of bursting shells.
But few children now pester neighbours for wood, nor the pennies to buy the rockets, Catherine wheels and star shells that are part of any half decent fireworks display.