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1) kamikaze. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...reckless person who seems to court death. 1. Of or relating to a suicidal air attack: a kamikaze mission. 2. Slang So reckless in behavior or actions as to be suicidal:...

2) kamikaze. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...kamikaze, (ka´mka´ze) (KEY) [Jap.,=divine wind], the typhoon that destroyed Kublai Khan's fleet, foiling his invasion of Japan in 1281. In World War II the term was...

3) kamikaze. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...kamikaze (kah-muh-KAH-zee) Japanese fighter pilots in World War II, trained to make suicide crashes into Allied ships. 1...

4) 1404. Maurice Pinguet, Professor of French Literature, University of Tokyo. Simpson s Contemporary Quotations. 1988
...of Tokyo QUOTATION: Good son, good student, good soldier: The young pilot of the kamikaze special unit was less the martyr of a fanatic faith than of his own good...

5) Kublai Khan. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...final defeat (1279) of the Sung dynasty of China; however, his campaigns against Japan (see kamikaze), Myanmar, Vietnam, and Indonesia failed. Kublai's rule as the...

6) Okinawa. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...while the navy offshore suffered heavy damage in resisting attacks by suicide planes (see kamikaze). The Japanese garrison, having lost 103,000 of its 120,000 men,...

7) 1260. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
...well-prepared Japanese defenders and by the ill effects of a typhoon (the "divine wind," or kamikaze, of popular Japanese belief), which destroyed their ships. 5...

8) hara-kiri. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...in 1970, of Mishima, the well-known novelist and rightist political leader. 2See bushido, kamikaze, suicide. 3For detailed accounts of hara-kiri, see A. B. F. Redesdale,...

9) FOREIGN PLURALS. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...in English and came from languages that the borrowers probably couldn t speak or write: kamikaze(s) (Japanese), safari(s) (Swahili, through Arabic), thug(s) (Hindi),...

10) dolphin, aquatic mammal. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...wounded scuba divers and protect them from sharks, and to seek and destroy submarines, using kamikaze methods; this last project has met with considerable public...

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