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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first figurative use of the term appeared in the 1902 edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica relating to an entry on the chemical analysis of glucose.

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first time the phrase appeared in print was in the August 1894 issue of Forum: " The true cause for exultation is the universal outburst of patriotism in support of the prompt and courageous action of President Cleveland in maintaining the supremacy of law throughout the length and breadth of the land, in establishing the pax Americana.

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first citation for the ' Canada Goose ' dates back to 1772.

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first recorded use of the term in an English source is in John W. Audubon's Western Journal of 1849 ; Audubon recalls that he and his associates were derided and called " Gringoes " while passing through the town of Cerro Gordo, Veracruz.

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first known written usage of this phrase is in The rustick's alarm to the Rabbies, written by Samuel Fisher in 1660:

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first known written usage of the Latin phrase " Annus Mirabilis " is as the title of a poem composed by English poet John Dryden about the events of 1666.

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first use of French Blue in English was in The Times of 1802.

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first recorded use of cerise as a color name in English was in The Times of November 30, 1858.

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