brimstone


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Synonyms for brimstone

an old name for sulfur

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They have the brimstone and treacle, partly because if they hadn't something or other in the way of medicine they'd be always ailing and giving a world of trouble, and partly because it spoils their appetites and comes cheaper than breakfast and dinner.
Mrs Squeers stood at one of the desks, presiding over an immense basin of brimstone and treacle, of which delicious compound she administered a large instalment to each boy in succession: using for the purpose a common wooden spoon, which might have been originally manufactured for some gigantic top, and which widened every young gentleman's mouth considerably: they being all obliged, under heavy corporal penalties, to take in the whole of the bowl at a gasp.
Then, stepping into his extended hand, and condescending to be held out at arm's length, he gave vent to a succession of sounds, not unlike the drawing of some eight or ten dozen of long corks, and again asserted his brimstone birth and parentage with great distinctness.
But, when he is trimmed, smoothed, and varnished, according to the mode; when he is aweary of vice, and aweary of virtue, used up as to brimstone, and used up as to bliss; then, whether he take to the serving out of red tape, or to the kindling of red fire, he is the very Devil.
As to the wictim of oppression in the suit o' brimstone, all I can say of him, is, that I hope he'll get jist as good a berth as he deserves; in vitch case it's wery little cold swarry as ever he'll be troubled with agin.
Melted lead and brimstone, you mean, nice hot blistering pitch and tar--that's the thing for them--eh, Brass, eh?
Typhoon aircraft cannot be deployed as they don't comply with fittings to carry Brimstone missiles.
The Tornados can also carry rocket-propelled Brimstone missiles, estimated to cost PS100,000 each.
WITH the Syria mission under way, the RAF brings extra fire power to the war on Islamic State thugs - crucially Britain's pioneering Brimstone missiles.
RAF warplanes are expected to unleash their Brimstone missiles on Isis targets today.
FRANCOIS Hollande is begging Britain for fire and Brimstone to avenge the Paris attacks.
BRIMSTONE missiles could well bring a badly needed element of pinpoint accuracy to the Syrian killing ground.
Next door was a 100-yard long warehouse containing 130 tons of nitrate of soda, 3,000 tons of brimstone, 170 tons of manganese and one-and-a-half tons of naptha.
The British bases were on Wednesday in the process of investigating how two Brimstone missiles detached from a Tornado jet on landing at RAF Akrotiri earlier in the morning, a spokesman told the Cyprus Mail.
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Brimstone Services: