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  • Nitrogen oxides spewed from power plants contribute to acid rain.
  • The study found that premature babies given nitric oxide with their oxygen were healthier.
  • The experts concluded that terrorists without nuclear backgrounds could assemble a nuclear bomb if it had the right materials (such as plutonium 239, uranium 235, plutonium oxide and uranium oxide).
  • Some of it turns into nitrous oxide, a gas that increases global warming.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma

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  • When I arrived, a local officer was addressing a crowd of about twelve people, all thick legs in tight shorts, sunglasses, and hats, zinc oxide on noses.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Pink marble is caused by the presence of manganese oxides, gray marble is due to carbonaceous matter, yellow marble is attributed to a hydrous oxide of iron.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • My mom would have said iron oxide or something like that.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Like if you’ve got carbon monoxide gas and hydrogen gas and you toss in zinc and chromium oxide, and’what’s the matter?’
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • It required a certain amount of scientific education to perceive that the grey scale of the Thing was no common oxide, that the yellowish-white metal that gleamed in the crack between the lid and the cylinder had an unfamiliar hue.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • He tried to count how many times she swallowed and he thought of the visit from the two zinc-oxide-faced men with the cigarettes in their straight-lined mouths and the electronic-eyed snake winding down into the layer upon layer of night and stone and stagnant spring water, and he wanted to call out to her, how many have you taken TONIGHT! the capsules! how many will you take later and not know? and so on, every hour! or maybe not tonight, tomorrow night!
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451

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  • Aluminum doesn’t oxidize in wet weather…or, more precisely, it always has a thin layer of oxide that prevents any further oxidation.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Colace, Dulcolax, prednisone, Zantac, enalapril, CellCept, Prograf, oxycodone, Keflex, magnesium oxide, nystatin, Valcyte.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Realizing after months of insomnia that this might be the last great effort his health would permit, Webster stimulated his strength for the speech by oxide of arsenic and other drugs, and devoted the morning to polishing up his notes.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Its air is not breathable for long, being contaminated with nitrous oxide and too much ozone.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • The planet’s famous red color is from iron oxide coating everything.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • We treat with antibiotics till the urine is clear and use zinc oxide paste on their thighs and vulva.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • That the Germans should consider its few pfennigs’ worth of oxides and canvas among their proudest possessions, and that the Italians should feel relatively empty for their absence, said a great deal about the principles that Alessandro Giuliani continually struggled to understand and that Raphael had mastered completely.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • It was not uncommon for me to find Misty waiting there, her hair slicked back into a ponytail, nose coated in zinc oxide as she swung her baton back and forth, but that day I stepped from the stairwell to see the principal standing there with Sally Jean, who was wearing her yard-work clothes, purse looped over her freckled arm, eyes red and anxious as she searched the hallway.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • It was the rooftop summer, drinks or dinner, a wedged garden with a wrought iron table that’s spored along its curved legs with oxide blight, and maybe those are old French roses climbing the chimney pot, a color called maiden’s blush, or a long terrace with a slate surface and birch trees in copper tubs and the laughter of a dozen people sounding small and precious in the night, floating over the cold soup toward skylights and domes and water tanks, or a hurry-up lunch, an old friend,…
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • On their thirtieth wedding anniversary, George gave Margaret a check for one hundred dollars, along with a note scribbled on the back of an aluminum oxide wrapper: "Next 30 years not as rough.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Pink marble is caused by the presence of manganese oxides, gray marble is due to carbonaceous matter, yellow marble is attributed to a hydrous oxide of iron.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • "My money" is nothing but some east-west and north-south magnetic domains in some iron oxide resting on a roll of tape in a computer storage bin.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • The oxides of Chris’s flesh and blood did, of course, go up the stack at the crematorium.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • But now I was just one more patient, suffering from nitrous oxide poisoning and overexposure to radiation through being out of armor for over an hour before being retrieved, plus broken ribs and a knock in the head which had put me out of action.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • …home, the Jackson 5, the Temptations, and "Tizita" on their lips, a perfect Afro on their heads, bell-bottoms swishing above Double-O-Seven boots, and then the first foothold in America—behind the counter of a 7-Eleven, or breathing carbon mon oxide fumes in a Kinney underground parking lot, or behind the counter of an airport newsstand or Marriott gift shop—has turned out to be a cement foot plant, a haven that they are fearful of leaving lest they suffer a fate worse than…
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
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