And those who take issue with the ice bucket challenge have found an unexpected spokesperson in Jackass alum Steve-O.
The former president and Georgetown graduate should give novelist Virginia Commonwealth alum Tom Robbins the blues.
alum interview notes that he/she has that 'fire in the belly' that we are looking for.
Runner up is James Fallows of The Atlantic for his hilariously pompous post “As a Harvard alum, I Apologize.”
One title is the first authorized Twitter book, Twitter Wit, edited by Gawker alum Nick Douglas and due out next fall.
Astringent fomentations; as an infusion of oak-bark, or a slight solution of alum.
alum is a great drier, and causes that thirst which some beer occasions; so that the more you drink of it, the more you want.
The sands here show some fine colouring which reminds us of the more celebrated sands of alum Bay.
alum and copperas have been known in the Highlands long ages.
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