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Oak Ridge

noun
1.
a city in E Tennessee, near Knoxville: atomic research center.
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  • "We were on the plane from Oak Ridge, then," Fields declared.

    Day of the Moron Henry Beam Piper
  • We will go to-morrow to camp along Oak Ridge, and discover, if we can, the truth about this talked-of ghost.

  • Three little-known nuclear physicists living in the same apartment in Oak Ridge developed symptoms on the same day.

    Category Phoenix Boyd Ellanby
  • I dare you to go out to Oak Ridge and settle this ghost question once for all.

  • Only for the ghost of Oak Ridge we might have selected another place for camping.

Oak Ridge in Culture

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.)

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