Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] An antibiotic with a wide range of activity, used in many medicinal preparations.
- ‘Her general practitioner had treated it unsuccessfully with neomycin and gramicidin ointment and oral flucloxacillin and metronidazole.’
- ‘In fact, gramicidin is one of the first known antibiotics.’
- ‘These interesting properties have made gramicidin an appropriate model for studying solvent effects on the structural changes of peptides and proteins.’
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.