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Spray cans are no longer allowed to use ozone-depleting chemicals as propellant.
  a colorless gas (O3)
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Strongly Associated with:   ozone layer
Much ozone is created high in the atmosphere through electric discharges and action of high energy electromagnetic radiation in oxygen (O2). Ozone helps protect the earth from excessive solar radiation. A little ozone is created by the sparking of electric motors, high voltage, and other electrical equipment and has a distinct odor. Many water treatment facilities and some campers use ozone for water purification.
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  • Spray cans are no longer allowed to use ozone-depleting chemicals as propellant.
  • The electric sound of the Launcher’s charge filled the air just as Thomas got a whiff of burnt ozone.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • Lightning had struck somewhere nearby; there was a smell in the street of ozone, eclipsing even the fragrance of sauerkraut and bagels.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The smell of ozone made him lightheaded, but he kept his shell of air intact.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus

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  • It was because of this tiny piece of information that Ford Prefect was not now a whiff of hydrogen, ozone and carbon monoxide.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Otir swords met again and the air charged with ozone.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • The magician clenched his fists, and the air tingled with the weird smell of ozone, like during a thunderstorm.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • The sky seethed with ozone, leaking a scent hot and electric.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • As I got nearer to him, the air crackled and smelled of ozone.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • There had been a crackle of electricity and a small odor of ozone when he slipped the positive cable onto its terminal.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining

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  • They could smell the sweet odor of ozone.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Zeus’s lightning bolt appeared in his hand, a shaft of electricity that filled the whole room with the smell of ozone.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • With each new shield contact, the smell of ozone grew stronger.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • But they kept making the fog thicker and thicker, and it seemed to me that, no matter how hard I tried, two or three times a month I found myself with that door opening in front of me to the acid smell of sparks and ozone.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • O, well now, we got a good breath of ozone round the Head today.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Not that I was a walker who just has to have his lungs flushed out with ozone.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • A white mist blanketed the garden, and there was a heavy smell in the air—the sharp tang of ozone and something else under it, sweet and unpleasant.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • I was overcome with the power of the feelings that hovered in the room, mingling with the smell of ozone and marsh grass.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Even through my mask i could smell the ozone; it reminded me of electric trains I had played with as a child oj lazy Christmas Day afternoons in Vi!!efranche-sur-Sa6ne.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The trip would benefit health on account of the bracing ozone and be in every way thoroughly pleasurable, especially for a chap whose liver was out of order, seeing the different places along the route, Plymouth, Falmouth, Southampton and so on culminating in an instructive tour of the sights of the great metropolis, the spectacle of our modern Babylon where doubtless he would see the greatest improvement, tower, abbey, wealth of Park lane to renew acquaintance with.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • A delta-wing plane nudged the sun and vanished in the dizzy ozone, climbing dreamily.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • A blue spark was playing inside the motor, crackling and making ozone.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • There was a peculiar odor here—a kind of stale ozone smell in the air.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • A scent lingered, an ozone generated by me and Genet, by our two wills.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The panels had started to slide apart, letting in a whiff of …. ozone?
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Its air is not breathable for long, being contaminated with nitrous oxide and too much ozone.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • She recognized the gun’s crackling sound, smelled the ozone.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • Smell of ozone in the air.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Take ozone: Up in the atmosphere, a layer of ozone protects us from the harmful ultraviolet radiation of our life-giving sun.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • On the wind came the ozone smell of the eastern lightning, that theater-curtain scent which always rises immediately before the rain makes its entrance.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Wendy and Peter were coming in the front door, cheeks like peppermint candy, eyes like bright blue agate marbles, a smell of ozone on their jumpers from their trip in the helicopter.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Veldt
  • All doors are flung open-in stable and in cowbarn; Pigeons peck at oats fallen in the snow; And the culprit of all this and its life-begetter— The pile of manure-is pungent with ozone.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Still you’ll readily see how one of these efforts of mine, just by having a good laugh and a punch and some melody in it, does gild the pill and make careless folks stop spitting on the sidewalks, and get out into God’s great outdoors and get their lungs packed full of ozone and lead a real hairy-chested he-life.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • The field of chemistry plays a crucial role in developing medicines, radiation treatments for cancer patients, petroleum uses, the ozone—" Alex raises his hand.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Yesterday we’re in Ozone Park.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Taraka screamed as Siddhartha rode toward him upon a white horse, the air crackling and smelling of ozone: "No, Binder!
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Undisputed King of the Ozone Destroyers," says a man’s voice.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • There was a strange smell in the air, like ozone and burning.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Take ozone: Up in the atmosphere, a layer of ozone protects us from the harmful ultraviolet radiation of our life-giving sun.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • An ozone smell permeated the place.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Kassad smelled ozone as it crackled past.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • But at sea level, ozone is produced in photochemical smog; it chews up tires and lungs.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • The air around them filled with ozone from the field.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The girl he had dragged along to the pub with him had grown to loathe him dearly over the last hour, and it would probably have been a great satisfaction to her to know that in a minute and a half or so he would suddenly evaporate into a whiff of hydrogen, ozone and carbon monoxide.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • His face was such a long upper-lipped Irish prototype that it verged on a joke, and he exuded sadness—something intangibly rumpled, exhausted and resigned that caused me to reflect with a twinge of pain on these lonesome office drinking bouts, the twilight sessions with Yeats and Hopkins, the bleak subway commute to Ozone Park.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • From Ozone Park we head to Flushing.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • I smelled sewage, mildew, and the ozone of uninsulated power cables.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The air smelled of ozone.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Even before I’d located the street signs I recognized the familiar extra tug of gravity, the dim, bronze light, the scent of oil and ozone in the air, and knew I was home on Lusus.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • …he had worked for years on such McGraw-Hill publications as Foam Rubber Monthly, World of Prosthetics, Pesticide News and American Strip Miner until, at fifty-five or so, he had been pastured out to the gentler, less hectically industrial surroundings of the trade-book branch, where he marked time in his office sucking on a pipe, reading Yeats and Gerard Manley Hopkins, skimming my reports with a tolerant glance and, I think, avidly contemplating early retirement to Ozone Park.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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