- Capellmeister n.
- See Kapellmeister.
- CJD n.
- See Creutzfeldt-Jakob
- cobalt n., adj.
- from Kobalt: a metal, element and nutrient; cobalt
blue [German Kobalt < Kobold, so-called because
kobolds supposedly stole the more valuable silver and replaced it with
cobalt]. See also kobold, nickel and quartz.
See further example under zinc.
- "The grinning Bea brought down-stairs a pile of soft
thick sheets of paper with designs of lotos blossoms, dragons, apes,
in cobalt and crimson and gray, and patterns of purple birds flying
among sea-green trees in the valleys of Nowhere." Sinclair Lewis,
Street, 1920, p. 78.
- "The Inspector-General of State Hospitals (whose
maintenance is a charge upon the Gould Concession), Official Adviser
on Sanitation to the Municipality, Chief Medical Officer of the San
Tomé Consolidated Mines (whose territory, containing gold,
silver, copper, lead, cobalt, extends for miles along the foot-hills
of the Cordillera), had felt poverty-stricken, miserable, and starved
during the prolonged, second visit the Goulds paid to Europe and the
United States of America." Joseph Conrad, Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard, 1904,
- "When a man once knows that he has done justice to
himself, let him dismiss all terrors of aristocracy as superstitions,
so far as he is concerned. He who keeps the door of a mine, whether of
cobalt, or mercury, or nickel, or
plumbago, securely knows that the world cannot do without him."
Ralph Waldo Emerson, English Traits, 1849, p. 868.
- "'I mean, if a couple of hundred million people all
decide that their national honour requires them to drop cobalt bombs
upon their neighbour, well, there's not much that you or I can do
about it.'" Helen Broinowski Caldicott, A Desperate Passion: An Autobiography,
- "This is England, but Spain and Italy have coloured the
dishes and displayed their bowls and plates upon the wooden dresser,
adding their cobalt Mediterranean blues and their hot mustard
yellows." Margaret Drabble, The Witch of Exmoor, 1997.
- "In terms of energy, iron-56 lies at the bottom of a
valley, with lighter nuclei, including those of oxygen, carbon, helium
and hydrogen, up one side and heavier nuclei, including cobalt, nickel, uranium and plutonium, up the
other side." John Gribbin, The Search for Superstrings, Symmetry,
and the Theory of Everything, 1998.
- "This day it is a deep blue-green, a combination of
green earth and ultramarine, and the sky above is cobalt blue and the
moon still visible above the horizon: there, there."
Nicholas Delbanco, What Remains, 2000.
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- coffee clutch, coffee-klatsch, coffee
klatsch, coffee klatch n.
- See kaffeeklatsch.
- Commerzbank n.
- "Bank of Commerce".
- "'The deutsche mark's
most important role, though, was in imposing a [sic] entire
"stability culture",' says Commerzbank economic research
director Jürgen Pfister." Jordan Bonfante, "A German
Requiem", Time, July 6, 1998, p. 21.
- Concertmeister, Concert-Meister n.
- See Konzertmeister.
disease, CJD, Creutzfeldt-Jakob
- from Creutzfeldt-Jakob-Krankheit,
Creutzfeldt-Jakobsche Krankheit "Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease":
a disease of the human central nervous system, associated with bovine
spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, mad cow disease), named for Hans
Gerhard Creutzfeldt (1883-1964) and Alfons Maria Jakob (1884-1931),
German neurologists [German Creutz, Kreuz "cross" +
Feldt, Feld "field" + Jakob "Jacob,
- "One [reason] was the developing theory that a
mysterious kind of protein, tentatively described as a prion and
readily transmitted from beef to beef eaters in Europe, was causing a
fatal brain disease known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease." Dale
Peterson, Eating Apes, 2003, p. 87.
- "Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) may not yet have gotten
much public attention in the United States, but in England this
obscure but terrifying illness has become a household word because of
its association with that country’s epidemic of mad cow disease."
Sheldon Rampton & John Stauber, Mad Cow U.S.A.: Could the Nightmare
Happen Here?, 1997, p. 1.
- "The individuals were diagnosed with a variant strain of
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), a rare syndrome that ordinarily
strikes people in middle age." Kathleen Hart, Eating in the Dark: America's Experiment
With Genetically Engineered Food, 2002.
- "The rapid spread of the illness [BSE], which likely
resulted from feeding cattle meat and bonemeal from animals that
already had the disease, was linked with more than a hundred cases of
deady Creutzfeldt-Jakob brain disease in humans who had consumed the
infected meat." Jennifer Ackerman, "Food: How Safe?", National Geographic, May 2002, p. 23.
- "Because some experts say BSE can be transmitted to
humans in the form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), a fatal
neurological disorder that has increased more than 100 percent in
England." Amy Rosenbaum Clark, "When stiff upper lips are
quivering: a by-the-numbers look at Britain's 'mad cow' crisis",
Vegetarian Times, Sep. 1996.
- "Over the past several years, numerous Brits have been
diagnosed with the human equivalent of mad cow disease, known as
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)." Jon Geller, "When Man's
Best Friend Isn't", Mother Earth News, Sep. 1996.
- "Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease comes in two forms, one old
and one new, both terrible and both rare." Josie Glausiusz,
"Case closed", Discover, Jan. 1998.
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- crimmer n.
- See krimmer.
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