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A. J. Muste

A. J. Muste  

(1885–1967), minister, labor organizer, antiwar activist.Born in the Netherlands, Muste studied at theological seminaries in the United States and became a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church ...
A. P. Hill

A. P. Hill  

(1825–65) Confederate army officer, born near Culpeper, Virginia. His success in leading a brigade into battle at Williamsburg (1862) led to his being given command of the largest division of ...
A-10A

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a heavily armored plane designed to destroy tanks and constructed around its powerful 30 mm gun and enormous munitions drum.

A-10A

A-10A  

A heavily armored plane designed to destroy tanks and constructed around its powerful 30 mm gun and enormous munitions drum. Its wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing ability ...
AA

AA  

Abbr. antiaircraft.
AA

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abbr. antiaircraft.

AAA

AAA  

Abbr. antiaircraft artillery.
AAA

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abbr. antiaircraft artillery.

Aachen

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The Oxford Companion to World War II

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German city situated close to the Dutch and Belgian borders, the scene of the first major battle fought by Eisenhower

Aachen, Battle of

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(October 1944) a World War II battle in which Aachen became the first German city to fall to

Aachen, Siege of

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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Following the death in 1247 of Henry Raspe, who had been the rival of the excommunicated Emperor Frederick II,

AADC

AADC  

Abbr. area air defense commander.
AADC

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abbr. area air defense commander.

AAF

AAF  

Abbr.Army Air Force(s).
AAF

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abbr.Army Air Force(s).

Aardvark

Aardvark  

F-111 a two-seat twin-engine aircraft used as an attack/strike plane.
Aardvark

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F-111 a two-seat twin-engine aircraft used as an attack/strike plane.

AB

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abbr. able seaman; able-bodied seaman.

aback

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adv. (of a sail) pressed backward against the mast by a headwind.

abaft

abaft  

Towards the stern of a ship, relative to some other object or position. Abaft the beam is any bearing or direction between the beam of a ship and its stern. See also aft; but ‘abaft’ is always ...

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