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It is an expression used during the Vietnam War by the Americans as a euphemism for "civilian casualties or material losses resulting from military action that did not target them." He became popular during the Persian Gulf War, for his repetition in newspaper reports. Today it extends to any harm caused by an action that was directed to another end, especially if contempt for harm to innocents is obvious. It comes from the English collateral damage , and it is because collateral ( "next, next to" ) has for that language a meaning of "secondary, consequence of the main".
1o_ It is an expression used exclusively towards a woman, such as "stray sheep", by decay, disobedient, vicious. 2nd_ Surely by the above meaning, it is also "promiscuous, prostitute"; although there is an origin that tells about the herds, where the sheep seek even the coated males to be assembled and that gave them fame of libertines 128527; . See bad , pécora ( "sheep" ), pecorina .
As an expression, a "close encounter" is used to qualify a contact with some type of foreign entity associated with the UFO phenomenon. In principle its creator Josef Allen Hynek classified it in : First Type , for the sighting of objects less than 150 meters; Second Type , when the object leaves recognizable marks of its passage; and Third Type, when an animated presence is observed. Then more types and subtypes were added for more specific cases. The name is a translation of English close encounter . View Blue Book ( US Project ) .