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Biometrics
2012-05-08 15:11:26

Biometrics is a journal published by the International Biometric Society. It was originally published under the title Biometrics Bulletin when established in 1945. It dropped the Bulletin from its name in 1947. RA Fisher, a notable contributor to the journal, was honored with a memorial edition published in 1964. The journal publishes articles on the application of statistics and mathematics to biological sciences. It has received a ranking of fifth overall of 40 statistics journals,...

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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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