J.k. bangs


John Kendrick [ken-drik] , 1862–1922, U.S. humorist.
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"hair cut straight across the forehead," 1878 (sing.), Amer.Eng., 1870 of horses (bang-tail), perhaps from notion of abruptness (cf. bang off "immediately, without delay," though this expression is attested only from 1886). See bang.
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Medical Dictionary

Bang (bāng, bäng), Bernhard Lauritz Frederik. 1848-1932.

Danish veterinarian who discovered Brucella abortus, the agent of brucellosis in cattle and of undulant fever in humans.

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bang definition

  1. n.
    a bit of excitement; a thrill; some amusement. : We got a bang out of your letter.
  2. n.
    the degree of potency of the alcohol in liquor. : This stuff has quite a bang!
  3. n.
    an injection of a drug; any dose of a drug. (Drugs.) : If Albert doesn't have a bang by noon, he gets desperate.
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