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Oak Ridge

a city in E Tennessee, near Knoxville: atomic research center. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • "I want to go to see the lady at oak-ridge," he said, roughly.

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  • Elsli spent all her time out of school at oak-ridge, and was very happy in her work.

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  • As for Elsli, she never drew a long breath till she had reached the house at oak-ridge.

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Oak Ridge definition

A city in Tennessee, where uranium for the atomic bomb was produced during World War II. Since that time, the government has maintained a variety of nuclear research facilities in Oak Ridge. (See also Manhattan Project.)

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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