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Agent Orange

A defoliant chemical used by the US in the Vietnam War.

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

... Orange a defoliant used by the United States in the Vietnam War to destroy the Vietcong's forest cover and food supply. Agent Orange was a 50/50 mixture of two herbicides, 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T, which formed the highly toxic compound dioxin. Between 1965 and 1970 , the U.S. Air Force sprayed more than 40 million pounds of Agent Orange over 5 million acres of forest in Vietnam and Cambodia. The herbicide was later found to cause birth defects and such serious illnesses as cancer, adult-onset diabetes, liver failure, and chloracne. See also Operation Ranch...

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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2017

... orange A defoliant that was used by the USA in the Vietnam War. Based on a mixture of several herbicides , it is believed to be a carcinogen because it was contaminated with dioxin . The name comes from the orange‐banded barrels in which the defoliant was...

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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2018

...Agent Orange The trade name of a broad-leaf herbicide comprising 50% 2,4-D–butyl ester and 50% 2,4,5-T–butyl ester that was used in aerial spraying of tropical forests in Vietnam, with the aim of reducing cover for Vietnamese forces against whom American troops were waging war in the 1960s and 1970s. Known health effects of the dioxin contaminants in this family of herbicides include cancer . There is limited evidence of spina bifida and other birth defects in offspring of exposed adults. Toxic levels of dioxins and/or other ingredients in this herbicide are...

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (2 ed.)

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2009

... Orange is the term used to describe a mixture of the herbicide chemicals 2,4D and 2,4,5T, used as a defoliant during the Vietnam War. More colloquially, it has come to stand for a range of issues arising from that war, and in particular to symbolise the grievances of a disaffected group of Vietnam veterans who claim that chemical agents (for Agent Orange was only one of a number used) are responsible for birth defects in their children and for post-traumatic stress disorders and various other health problems to which they themselves are subject. This became...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

... Orange a defoliant chemical used by the US in the Vietnam...

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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Music
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448 words

... Orange Named after the chemical defoliant so chillingly used by the USA in the Vietnam War, Agent Orange were one of a number of bands formed in the highly active ‘So-Cal’ hardcore scene of Fullerton, Orange County, Los Angeles. The original line-up comprised Mike Palm (vocals, guitar), Steve ‘Soto’ Rodgers (bass) and Scott Miller (drums). However, Rodgers left early in their development to form another local punk attraction, the Adolescents . His replacement was James Levesque. The band’s first important supporter was KROQ disc jockey Rodney Bingenheimer,...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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2011

...among military families. The name derives from the distinctive orange stripe on the preparation's packaging. Similarly colour-coded herbicides are Agent White, Agent Purple and Agent...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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33 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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31 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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30 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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73 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
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2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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77 words
Agent Orange

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Named after the chemical defoliant so chillingly used by the USA in the Vietnam War, Agent Orange were one of a number of bands formed in the highly active ‘So-Cal’ ...
Agent Orange

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A defoliant chemical used by the US in the Vietnam War.
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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
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Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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2,753 words
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Oxford University Press

...will take a maximum of one article or possessive or other handle and shy away from saying anything like ‘Graham Greene's The Confidential Agent ’ or ‘Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange ’ or ‘A.N. Other's He Fell Among Thieves .’ . . . To behave properly you have to write, for instance, ‘Graham Greene's thriller, The Confidential Agent ’ and ‘Anthony Burgess's fantasy of the future, A Clockwork Orange ’ and ‘Kafka's novel [or whatever it is] The Castle .’” The King's English 121 ( 1997 ). N. Goodness’ sake and conscience’ sake . The...

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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6,178 words
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Oxford University Press

...vases, and figures displayed—porphyry, granite, and basalt—reflected Hope's determination to recreate the monumental character of Egyptian antiquities. The Aurora Room, which centred on Flaxman's marble group, Aurora Visiting Cephalus on Mount Ida , was lined in yellowish-orange satin, with furniture and ornaments in the Greek style. Hope's aim was to improve the standard of design by providing specific models in a range of antique styles founded on serious research, though he hoped they would not lead to ‘servile copying’. He himself mixed Greek and...

20c The History of the Book in Britain from 1914

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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3,991 words
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Oxford University Press

...reliant on the practice of *ghostwriting to deliver autobiographies and novels. Literary *prizes have proliferated, with the long-established *James Tait Black Memorial Prize joined in the second half of the century by (among many others) the *Booker , *Whitbread , and *Orange . *Reading groups spearhead sales in the general trade market, while in the 2000s a televised book club, *Richard and Judy , became the single most effective maker of bestsellers. Meanwhile, technological advances have led to rapid changes in the sectors of educational, STM...

Toxic Agents

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Atomic Radiation ExposureAgent Orange ExposureAtomic Radiation ExposureAgent Orange ExposureFrom 1945 to 1963, radioactive fallout from U.S. above‐ground nuclear weapons tests exposed over 200,000 ...
Orange Julius

Orange Julius  

In 1926 the real estate agent Willard Hamlin helped to secure a downtown Los Angeles storefront for the fresh-squeezed orange juice stand owned by his friend Julius Freed. Hamlin, who ...
Dow Shalt Not Kill

Dow Shalt Not Kill  

During the Vietnam War, a slogan of antiwar protesters, directed at the Dow Chemical Company, manufacturer of napalm and an estimated three-fourths of the defoliant Agent Orange used in Vietnam. ...

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