Half an hour after I had returned to my old apartment from Jaffa, an air raid siren went off.
Without an Iron Dome defense system, air raid sirens or even bomb shelters, people resign themselves to their fate.
Among them was the neighbor who had insisted that the air raid shelter be searched for survivors.
So for us, this air raid siren heralded a new experience, an unwelcome initiation into the conflict.
I'm sure he felt magnetically that Dierdre O'Farrell shrank from a reference to her part in the night air raid.
A woman was taken to an asylum a raving lunatic after an air raid.
The case has been reported of a Stepney child which has developed a disease of the brain, as the result of an air raid.
"A good night for a German air raid," said one of the officers.
If noiseless firearms were invented nobody would pay the least attention to an air raid except the people actually struck.
The air raid was over at 10, so our patients were allowed to return.
1914, from air (n.1) + raid (n.); originally in reference to British attacks Sept. 22, 1914, on Zeppelin bases at Cologne and Düsseldorf in World War I. The German word is Fliegerangriff "aviator-attack," and if Old English had survived into the 20th century our word instead might be fleogendeongrype.
One didn't dare to inhale for fear of breathing it in. It was the sound of eighteen hundred airplanes approaching Hamburg from the south at an unimaginable height. We had already experienced two hundred or even more air raids, among them some very heavy ones, but this was something completely new. And yet there was an immediate recognition: this was what everyone had been waiting for, what had hung for months like a shadow over everything we did, making us weary. It was the end. [Hans Erich Nossack, "Der Untergang," 1942]