Army Col. Ken Allard on where to land the choppers, how to police without invading, and lessons of disaster relief missions past.
“They have choppers looking for them,” Sheriff Herrera says.
Now they may lie in wait for choppers on rescue missions, says John Barry.
You can hear the choppers descending even if you have never set foot in the country.
The choppers, which had been sold to Syria by Russia in the early 1990s, had been undergoing a refit in Russia.
To-day one of the choppers made a sudden grab for his trouser leg; a snake was crawling up.
He went from that work to the place where the choppers were swinging their axes.
I thought doctors always had a lot of tools,” I said; “knives and saws and choppers for operations.
Brigades of choppers were opening roads here and there to deceive.
The fatigue-party consisted of choppers, whose business it was to fell the trees and cut them off at proper lengths.
1550s, "one who chops," agent noun from chop (v.1). Meaning "meat cleaver" is by 1818. Meaning "helicopter" is from 1951, Korean War military slang (cf. egg-beater); as a type of stripped-down motorcycle (originally prefered by Hell's Angels) from 1965.
Teeth, esp false teeth (1930s+)