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Rfv-sense: (obsolete) Unusual appearance or effect, used in Chaucer, per Webster 1913. Was this used in this sense in Modern English? DCDuring TALK 11:33, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

Perhaps Modern English renderings of Chaucer? Mglovesfun (talk) 12:15, 12 June 2010 (UTC)
Perhaps the Philosophy sense is related? Pingku 15:44, 12 June 2010 (UTC)
FWIW, I don't find this sense in Shakespeare using my Shakespeare Lexicon. I'm also not finding it in Milton's works. --EncycloPetey 22:12, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
The OED has "A casual appearance or effect, a phenomenon" citing Chaucer's Clerk's Tale "Non accident for noon adversité Was seyn in hir", and has three subsequent cites up to 1765, but marks this sense as obsolete. Dbfirs 16:34, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
Many thanks. I'd take their word for it, but we could use the citations. It is difficult to find citations for a specific uncommon sense of a common term using Google alone. DCDuring TALK 16:49, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
I have added another quotation to the entry. It is not clear to me, that "unusual appearance or effect" is a correct definition. - -sche 20:42, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
Opaque and obscure, but cited. Maybe even correctly defined. I'm not sure what relationship this sense has to the sense "{{philosophy}} A quality or attribute in distinction from the substance". - -sche (discuss) 04:22, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

RFD discussion: February–March 2018[edit]

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The following sense: "(military) An unplanned event that results in injury (including death) or occupational illness to person(s) and/or damage to property, exclusive of injury and/or damage caused by action of an enemy or hostile force." I'm a bit confused how this is distinct, but maybe making the def more concise and adding a quote would make it all clear. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 06:59, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

It was added by CORNELIUSSEON who apparently based some entries on the definitions in the Dictionary of United States Army Terms. If it is simply a military specialisation of "accident", delete. ←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 11:13, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Delete per Lingo Bingo Dingo. This is merely an "accident" occurring in the military. bd2412 T 14:18, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Delete and search and destroy any more like it. - -sche (discuss) 17:01, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Sense deleted. This guy was a real problem. SemperBlotto (talk) 06:33, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
    I would have said delete per nom and bd2412. --Dan Polansky (talk) 15:40, 3 March 2018 (UTC)