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Word of the Day
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'
Quote of the Day
Every attempt to employ mathematical methods in the study of chemical questions must be considered profoundly irrational and contrary to the spirit of chemistry if mathematical analysis should ever hold a prominent place in chemistry

- an aberration which is happily almost impossible

- it would occasion a rapid and widespread degeneration of that science.

- Auguste Comte