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

  • MacDiarmid, Hugh Pen name of Christopher Murray Grieve. 1892-1978. Scottish poet whose works, many written in Scots, reflect his support for political independence from Great Britain and sparked a revival of modern Scottish literature.


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  • Burns would influence later Scottish writers, especially Hugh MacDiarmid, who fought to dismantle the sentimental cult that had dominated Scottish literature in MacDiarmid’s opinion.

    robert burns | some hae meat « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • Peter MacDiarmid/AFP/Getty Images A schoolgirl held a cross and aimed her cellphone camera at the passing pontiff outside St. Mary's.

    The Pope's Second Day in Britain

  • His poetry gives evidence of a bookish and extremely thoughtful life while encountering the forms and rituals of cultures without literatures — West African, Mexican and Central American — as well as the writers — Augustine, Goethe, Rilke, David Hume, Hugh MacDiarmid — whose traces we find allusively placed throughout his work.

    A mess of errors : Stephen Burt : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • The storm or gyndagooster—Quoted by Hugh MacDiarmid in The Islands of Scotland London: Batsford, 1939, p.

    A Year on the Wing

  • MacDiarmid said the treatment could potentially be used on any solid tumours including those in the breasts, ovaries, colon and lungs.

    Cancer Breakthrough Announced | Impact Lab

  • MacDiarmid said scientists at Sydney-based biotechnology company EnGeneIC, where she is a managing director, used a bacteria cell stripped of reproductive powers to develop a particle capable of carrying any chemotherapy drug.

    Cancer Breakthrough Announced | Impact Lab

  • "There is no other system where you can get so much drug concentrated into a little parcel," MacDiarmid said.

    Cancer Breakthrough Announced | Impact Lab

  • Research scientist Jennifer MacDiarmid said the cutting-edge technique uses nanotechnology to create particles which directly attack cancer cells with a "lethal payload" of drugs, without flooding the body with toxic chemicals.

    Cancer Breakthrough Announced | Impact Lab

  • He was also very proud of winning the Hugh MacDiarmid Tassie for the best poem written in the Scottish language.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • But aside from the Hugh MacDiarmid poem near the beginning of the book, it's all my creation.

    Archive 2008-07-01


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