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close encounter

noun

a purported observation of an unidentified flying object or extraterrestrial being(s)

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  • A close encounter of this nature was by no means to Clay's liking.

    Canoe Boys and Campfires William Murray Graydon
  • In a close encounter the soldier alighted and fought on foot.

    How the World Travels A. A. Methley
  • He had been shot through the temple in some close encounter.

    Old Kensington Miss Thackeray
  • A: A paw is a weapon with iron prongs, four inches long, to be grasped with the hand and used in close encounter.

    The Underground Railroad William Still
  • In that close encounter, fury against fury, force against force fairly pitted, his speed and his agility counted for nothing.

    The House in the Water Charles G. D. Roberts
  • But it had been a close encounter in its way, and Lucilla was rather glad to get off without any further damage.

    Miss Marjoribanks Mrs (Margaret) Oliphant

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