Great War

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Proper noun[edit]

the Great War

  1. Epithet for World War I.
    • 1939 September, T. R. Perkins, “The G.W.R. in West Wales”, in Railway Magazine, page 200:
      Then came the Great War, the Irish troubles, and the diversion of most of the American traffic to Southampton; the new construction was promptly dropped, and only grass-grown earthworks and cuttings now remain.