Rethinking the Poker Face and Plans for a Cat in Space
By JENNIFER A. KINGSON
Recent developments in health and science news. This week: A molasses spill has been killing marine life and a $33.2 million grant will go toward Alzheimer’s research.
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Pronunciation: /məˈlasəz/Translate molasses | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
Origin:mid 16th century: from Portuguese melaço, from late Latin mellacium 'must', based on mel 'honey'
(as) slow as mola
- A person who has withdrawn from society and lives a solitary existence; a recluse.
- A spiced cookie made with molasses, raisins, and nuts.
[Middle English heremite, from Old French, from Medieval Latin herēmīta, from Late Latin erēmīta, from Greek erēmītēs, from erēmiā, desert, from erēmos, solitary.]