Shield

Early name for a defensive force field. (Read the full article)

"http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/content.asp?Bnum=792 author probably s/b E E (Doc) Smith rather than Cordwainer Smith FYI googling the quotation, i also found http://www.jessesword.com/sf/home which seems to be Oxford English Dictionary trying to build up examples of usage of sci-fi words, and soliciting public help. Oxford English Wiki? thanks for building the site!
(You're welcome! and you're right. My site-building forms have a weakness when it comes to last names like smith - jim, EE and cordwainer - I need to check more carefully. The OED is great - I've seen that site; it has the classic focus on word usage and citations.)"
( 3/22/2005 1:30:22 PM )

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