One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘These basal triploblasts were assumed to be acoelomate worms represented by todays platyhelminths, with no segments and coelom and bearing a blind gut (no anus).’
- ‘Did it have a blind gut as the platyhelminthes, or a one-way through gut?’
- ‘I beseech you, quoth my uncle Toby, to tell me which is the blind gut; for, old as I am, I vow I do not know to this day where it lies.’
- ‘Despite being lophotrochozoans, Platyhelminthes have a blind gut (no anus) and lack coelom and segments.’
- ‘They were manufactured from the caecum or blind gut of sheep, which was soaked, turned inside out, macerated in an alkaline solution, scraped, exposed to brimstone vapour, washed, blown up, dried, cut, and given a ribbon tie.’
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