|to chew (food) slowly and thoroughly.|
|to flee; abscond:|
|1.||Diana. born 1944, US singer: lead vocalist (1961--69) with Motown group the Supremes, whose hits include "Baby Love" (1964). Her subsequent recordings include Lady Sings the Blues (film soundtrack, 1972), and Chain Reaction (1986)|
|2.||Sir James Clark. 1800--62, British naval officer; explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic. He located the north magnetic pole (1831) and discovered the Ross Sea during an Antarctic voyage (1839--43)|
|3.||his uncle, Sir John. 1777--1856, Scottish naval officer and Arctic explorer|
|4.||Sir Ronald. 1857--1932, English bacteriologist, who discovered the transmission of malaria by mosquitoes: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1902|
Ross (rôs), Sir Ronald. 1857-1932.
British physician. He won a 1902 Nobel Prize for proving that malaria is transmitted to humans by the bite of the mosquito.