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Welch (wělch, wělsh), William Henry. 1850-1934.
American pathologist and bacteriologist who discovered the bacteria that causes gas gangrene.
: Link can't take a welsh, so he looks around for a way to get his doughverb
To default on or evade an obligation, esp paying a gambling debt: Say, are you going to welsh on me?/ Some American officials feel that the Syrians welshed on their promise (1857+)
[apparently fr the same bigoted stereotype of the Welsh reflected in the English nursery rhyme ''Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief,'' although perhaps a borrowing of German Welsch, ''foreigner'']