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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Even when performing you could see the thick fag smoke swirling ominously, like a London peasouper, caught and highlighted in the pale yellow cone of the spotlight.
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.
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.
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.
From the fog of smoggy Hampstead marshes to the blistering heat of an Egyptian noon, Peasouper is the epic tale of greed, jealousy and man's inhumanity to camels.