from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Florey, Sir Howard Walter. Baron Florey of Adelaide. 1898-1968. Australian-born British pathologist. He shared a 1945 Nobel Prize for isolating and purifying penicillin, discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming.

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  • n. British pathologist who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1898-1968)


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  • Which means there's a reason people such as Florey are worrying about handwriting's disappearance right now.

    The Curse of Cursive

  • I ducked out of the one on notable 20th century events when it kept on asking me things about USian presidents and described penicillin as being produced by Americans -- well, yes, but it was discovered by Brits such as Florey and Fleming, who don't get a look in.

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  • The image is featured in the book "Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog," by Kitty Burns Florey.

    A Diagram for Graceful Prose

  • I'm afraid I have connections here in Florey that would take exception to that.

    Friday Flash: A Tale of Balito Germand

  • "I know that in the digital age, forming perfectly sculpted letters on paper can seem pointless," says Florey, 65.

    The Curse of Cursive

  • Penmanship, Florey believes, is about more than pretty loops and strokes.

    The Curse of Cursive

  • After all, the first antibiotic, penicillin, was developed, heroically, by Florey and Chain as recently as the Second World War.


  • Florey brilliantly stages one of the film's crucial murders with a blurry, shaky closeup on the face of the ape murderer as it pounds its fist up and down on its unseen victim.

    Murders in the Rue Morgue

  • Kitty Burns Florey Practicing the Palmer Method, favored in U.S. schools for much of the 20th century.

    Handwriting Is on the Wall

  • But as Kitty Burns Florey argues in "Script and Scribble," a witty and readable (and fetchingly illustrated and glossed) excursion through the history of handwriting, we have today reached a point of crisis.

    Handwriting Is on the Wall


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