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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.
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?
Every second counts as a PS30million Tornado GR4 - capable of firing the deadly Brimstones - races to help friendly forces or to kill IS fighters as a terrible battle rages 20,000ft below.
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.
Within seconds of release Brimstones are at supersonic speed and can make lightning quick independent decisions as they scream towards a target.
BRIMSTONE missiles could well bring a badly needed element of pinpoint accuracy to the Syrian killing ground.
When fully integrated, the Typhoon will be capable to carry 12 Brimstones on four launcher packs of three missiles each.
5 million) study contract to assess integrating the MBDA Brimstone missile system onto the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft.
Some of them will look distinctly faded and worn after months in dusty sheds and outhouses, or, in the case of the brimstones hanging in foliage imitating a leaf.
The standard load for the Typhoon, Harrier or Tornado is four triple launchers, but without external fuel these aircraft will be able to carry a total of 18 Brimstones.
The MBDA Brimstone was developed to meet British requirement SR(A)1238, using as its basis the helicopter-borne, laser-homing Boeing AGM-114A Hellfire.
Female brimstones are much paler, having greenish-white wings, and both sexes have a red spot on each wing.
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Brimstone Services: