w.h. stein


[stahyn for 1, 3; shtahyn for 2]
Gertrude, 1874–1946, U.S. author in France.
Heinrich Friedrich Karl [hahyn-rikh free-drikh kahrl] , Baron vom und zum [fawm oont tsoom] , 1757–1831, German statesman.
William Howard, 1911–80, U.S. biochemist: Nobel Prize in chemistry 1972.
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stein (staɪn)
1.  an earthenware beer mug, esp of a German design
2.  the quantity contained in such a mug
[German, literally: stone]

1.  Gertrude. 1874--1946, US writer, resident in Paris (1903--1946). Her works include Three Lives (1908) and The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933)
2.  Heinrich Friedrich Carl (ˈhainrɪç ˈfriːdrɪç karl), Baron Stein. 1757--1831, Prussian statesman, who contributed greatly to the modernization of Prussia and played a major role in the European coalition against Napoleon (1813--15)
3.  Jock, real name John. 1922--85, Scottish footballer and manager: managed Celtic (1965--78) and Scotland (1978--85)

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Word Origin & History

1855, from Ger. Stein, shortened form of Steinkrug "stone jug," from Stein "stone" + Krug "jug, jar."
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Stein (stīn), William Howard. 1911-1980.

American biochemist. He shared a 1972 Nobel Prize for pioneering studies of ribonuclease.

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