Disaster (See also Shipwreck.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Disaster (See also Shipwreck.)

  1. Amoco Cadiz oil tanker broke up off Britanny coast; 1.6 million barrels spilled (1978). [Fr. Hist.: Facts (1978), 201, 202]
  2. Angur-boda Utgard giantess, worker of disaster; literally, ‘anguish-boding.’ [Norse Myth.: Leach, 58]
  3. Chicago fire conflagration destroyed most of city (1871). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 94]
  4. Deluge earth-covering flood that destroyed all but Noah’s family and animals in the ark. [O.T.: Genesis 6–8]
  5. Deucalion’s Flood the Deluge of Greek legend. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 266]
  6. Evangeline concerns peaceful village vacated and destroyed during war. [Am. Lit.: “Evangeline” in Magill I, 261–263]
  7. Fatal Vespers 2 Jesuits and 100 others killed in collapse of lecture hall. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1127]
  8. Gilgamesh epic Babylonian legend contains pre-Biblical ac-count of Flood. [Near East. Myth.: EB, IV: 542]
  9. Hindenburg, the German airship blew up upon mooring in New Jersey (1937). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 43]
  10. Johnstown Flood Pennsylvania city destroyed by flood (May 31, 1889); 2,200 lives lost. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1427]
  11. Lusitania British luxury liner sunk by German submarine in World War I. [Br. Hist.: EB (1963) XX, 518]
  12. Pompeii Roman city buried by eruption of Mt. Vesuvius (79). [Rom. Hist.: NCE, 2187]
  13. red cloud indicates disaster is impending. [Eastern Folklore: Jobes, 350]
  14. San Francisco earthquake disaster claiming many lives and most of city (1906). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 443–444]
  15. Titanic British passenger ship sinks on maiden voyage (1912). [Br. Hist.: NCE, 2753]