American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- See Enewetak.
- n. World War II (February 1944); American infantry landed and captured a Japanese stronghold
- n. an atoll in the Marshall Islands; site of an amphibious assault in World War II; later used temporarily by the United States to test atomic bombs
“( "Eniwetok"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Diana.”
“We can imagine it as the creation of one of the psychiatric patients in The Atrocity Exhibition, the future image guerrillas of this Third World War: ‘these bizarre images, with their fusion of Eniwetok and Luna Park, Freud and Elizabeth Taylor’ (AT 7).”
“Even in mid-2009, when the pair decided to fly their private Boeing 767-200 to the remote Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific Ocean to view a solar eclipse and Brin used the occasion to drop in on Google Tokyo, they skipped China.”
“The thunder of doom had barely ceased to roll above Eniwetok Atoll when the first Sputnik rose beeping into the sky.”
“It took its bow at Eniwetok in 1952 and then, for an encore, at Bikini in 1954.”
“The two-stage design that resulted, tested on the Pacific atoll of Eniwetok on Nov. 1, 1952, yielded a terrifying 10.4 megatons -- a thousand times the power of the Hiroshima bomb.”
“This brilliant boy is fated to grow up and eventually work in a secret “Area 51” military laboratory on a remote Eniwetok-like island.”
“Following the victory at Midway, Allied forces were on the offensive, island-hopping westward, in a combination of naval and land operations that steadily removed ever closer to Japan—Tarawa and Makin in the Gilbert Islands, Kwajalein and Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands, Saipan and Guam in the Marianas.”
“The Atomic Times takes it name from the newspaper for the newspaper of the Army unit stationed on the thermonuclear test base on Eniwetok.”
“After that I have Atomic Times, a memoir of military service at the H-bomb testing grounds on Eniwetok.”
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