peasouper


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peasouper

(ˌpiːˈsuːpə)
n
1. informal chiefly Brit dense dirty yellowish fog
2. (Peoples) Canadian a disparaging name for a French Canadian
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A "Peasouper" or a "London Particular" became terms for the thickest and longest-lasting fogs, usually occurring in winter when all the hearth fires were burning.
The last thing you need as you hurtle down is the sight of an algae-laden peasouper ready to engulf you.
to It wasn't anywhere near the fog-horn inducing precipitation levels of the infamous Manchester City League Cup peasouper in 1991 or Huddersfield two years ago on kick-off but it a was enough to give the ground an eerie feel.
The mist thickens into a swirling grey peasouper and the bridge turns on the foghorn and keeps a watchful eye on the radar.
There was another name for thick fog condition: a peasouper.
Or will Kroenke be listening to the comments of Cesc Fabregas - should he fight his way through the dense peasouper of paranoia which surrounds Wenger just now?
But he was reportedly in front when coming to grief at the last in a peasouper at Newbury last time and that appeared to confirm the promise of his previous outing at the same course when he kept on for third after setting a strong pace.
George Hartshorn grandson of forme owner Mrs Davenp from Elizabeth Da port estate agents, "During an election cam while the Ashmans liv bungalow, Sir Winston Churchill spent the night at the house after a 'peasouper' fog prevented his return home."
"There was a dreadful peasouper fog and we ended up in a nightclub.
How wonderful to be able to see the former banking hall's amazing decor without peering through the nicotine equivalent of a peasouper. And, shock horror, to be able to taste the food!
Liberal Democrat environment spokesman Chris Huhne said: "Summer smogs are as deadly as the peasouper winter smogs of the 50s.
At the end of the book, returning into London in a dense peasouper fog of the kind that no-one under 40 can now remember, Priestley reflected on the horror of long-term unemployment.