We met up for dinner this past November with another Teach for America alum, Don, and his wife.
Runner up is James Fallows of The Atlantic for his hilariously pompous post “As a Harvard alum, I Apologize.”
Broadwell is a smart and able woman, a West Point alum, and, as a major in the Army Reserve, a sometime instructor there.
One title is the first authorized Twitter book, Twitter Wit, edited by Gawker alum Nick Douglas and due out next fall.
The former president and Georgetown graduate should give novelist Virginia Commonwealth alum Tom Robbins the blues.
Astringent fomentations; as an infusion of oak-bark, or a slight solution of alum.
Of these the alum powders are the most harmful and should be avoided.
The sands here show some fine colouring which reminds us of the more celebrated sands of alum Bay.
It has been sometimes found that the alum was put in at the mill instead of the bakery.
Dissolve half a pound of alum in two quarts of boiling water; then add two gallons of pure cold water.
late 14c., "whitish mineral salt used as an astringent, dye, etc.," from Old French alum, from Latin alumen "alum," literally "bitter salt," cognate with Greek aludoimos "bitter" and perhaps with English ale.
alum al·um (āl'əm)
Any of various double sulfates of a trivalent metal such as aluminum or iron and a univalent metal such as potassium or sodium that are used as topical astringents and styptics.
Any of various crystalline double salts of a trivalent metal (such as aluminum, chromium, or iron) and a monovalent metal (such as potassium or sodium), especially aluminum potassium sulfate. Alum is widely used in industry as a hardener and purifier, and in medicine as an emetic and to stop bleeding.
Other such things; etcetera: baseball, apple pie, Chevrolet, and all that jazz