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Dalton Transactions
2012-04-25 14:20:16

Dalton Transactions is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published weekly by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The journal takes its name from English Chemist, John Dalton, who is best known for work in the development of modern atomic theory. The journal publishes original research and review articles on all aspects of the chemistry of inorganic, bioinorganic, and organometallic compounds. The...

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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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