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Dover test
 n.— «Since Vietnam, you may or may not have heard about the “Dover test,” which a military official coined as the threshold for what Americans could take as acceptable losses to the country, to people, and to the psyche in times of war. Dover Air Force Base in Delaware is the official entry point for America’s war dead. In the first Iraq War, the government banned media outlets from showing any returning deceased at Dover.» —“A quick note on opinion” by Chris Hall American Narcolepsy Apr. 26, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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