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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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As we said at the beginning, there have been too many false dawns to be categorical about anything in data recording, but the pond scum may just have to come up with something really good now
One such novel innovations of technology in the recent years has been the capability to produce fuel from the common pond scum - or algae.
It appeared to be a photomicrograph of some reddish bit of pond scum in a lovely, thin blue membrane, surrounded by a few dozen much smaller microorganisms.
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.
Cyanobacteria have a multi-layer, burrito-like, protective set of outer membranes that help the bacteria thrive in even harsh surroundings, creating the pond scum often found in backyard swimming pools.
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.
hammocks, amethyst flowers, pond scum and weed so thick I start to think
is working with support from Boeing and Air New Zealand to develop an aviation biofuel made of wild algae derived from bacterial pond scum.
He points out that for the first 80-percent of world history, life on earth was dominated by weird, F icky, sometimes toxic pond scum--then adds, "That's still the case today in a lotta places, only the pond scum wears Armani suits.
19 editorial ``Belmont's pond scum,'' states that the LAUSD should ``.
Scientists from the University of Colorado discover in pond scum a protozoan that makes large amounts of telomerase; they decode the genetic structure and later find a matching sequence in human DNA.
You know, I am not too far removed from my law-enforcement buddies, who think you are lower than, say, pond scum.
All three of us were wet and muddy and smelled like 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.