pond scum


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pond scum

n. a mean and wretched person; a worthless male. (Collegiate. An elaboration of scum, less crude than scumbag. Also a rude term of address.) Get your hands off me, you pond scum!
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invariably agonizes over justice and upholds progressive values while the defense attorney is pond scum.
One such novel innovations of technology in the recent years has been the capability to produce fuel from the common pond scum - or algae.
While algae has been sold in the USA/Canada for fifty years, it remains virtually unknown here or worse, is considered pond scum.
Washington, Mar 26 ( ANI ): Microbes found in pond scum could be used to develop a new test detecting the cells that spread cancer through the bloodstream from the original tumour to new sites in the body.
Prospects for fuel from pond scum are starting to look up.
The whole debate has far-reaching implications for society, since our moral values can be shaped according to whether we believe we are made in the image of God and are accountable to him, or whether we are no more than a high form of pond scum.
is working with support from Boeing and Air New Zealand to develop an aviation biofuel made of wild algae derived from bacterial pond scum.
19 editorial ``Belmont's pond scum,'' states that the LAUSD should ``.
The only problem with algae is that Americans consider it pond scum.
Now I'm not saying that Michael Savage is a repulsive piece of toad mucus who makes pond scum appear intelligent.
Washington, March 2 (ANI): A new research by scientists has suggested that a new strain of tobacco plant can make antibodies to clean up toxic pond scum that affects humans, livestock and wildlife.
Now, after comparing data from throughout the world, Schopf and others have concluded that modern pond scum differs little from the ancient blue-greens.
PC Shot by Gunman Moat Found Dead", said the BBC's website, as if we had forgotten David Rathband's name by now, but we would remember the pond scum who shot him.