Full record for Sol III n.

Definition the Earth
OED requirements antedating 1941
Earliest cite Edward E.Smith,'The Vortex Blaster'
Comment Fred Galvin submitted a 1946 cite from George O. Smith's "Pattern for Conquest". Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a reprint of William Tenn's "Party of the Two Parts"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1954 first magazine appearance. Mike Christie submitted a 1949 cite from Poul Anderson's "The Double-dyed Villains". Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a reprint of Andrew Salmond's "Stimulus"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1958 original magazine appearance. Mike Christie submitted a 1942 cite from Ross Rocklynne's "Jackdaw". Mike Christie submitted a 1957 cite from Robert Heinlein's "Citizen of the Galaxy". Dan Tilque submitted a cite from a 1968 reprint of E.E. Smith's 1950 "Galactic Patrol"; Mike Christie checked the 1937/38 first magazine version and the cite does not appear there. Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 1990 reprint of Michael McCollum's "Life Probe". Fred Galvin submitted a 1941 cite from Edward E.'Doc' Smith's "The Vortex Blaster".
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Citations for Sol III n.

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1942 R. Rocklynne Jackdaw in Astounding Sci. Fiction Aug. 68/2 But where, in all the universes which stretched endlessly through the cosmos, had there been a precedent for the thoroughly confounding incidents which had occurred on Sol Three?
1950 E. E. Smith Galactic Patrol (1968) 179 Kimball Kinnison of Sol Three calling Mentor of Arisia. Is it permitted that I approach your planet?
1957 R. A. Heinlein Citizen of Galaxy in Astounding Sci. Fiction Sept. 18/2 While each planet has its day, its year, its own method of dating, while they are reconciled for science in terms of the standard second as defined by radioactive decay, the standard year of the birthplace of mankind, and a standard reference date, the first jump from that planet, Sol III, to its satellite, it was impossible for an illiterate boy to date anything that way.
1983 M. McCollum Life Probe xv. 237 The Scientists and engineers of Sol III will have been drafted into the great effort.