Definitions

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

  • Sulfonic: sulfonamide.
  • Sulfonyl: sulfonmethane.

Etymologies

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

From sulfone.

Examples

  • The show begins where "This Old House" leaves off-with bare walls aching for just the right touch of paint or paper-and PBS obviously hopes to capture "House" aficionados along with new-home buyers.

    A Room With A Point Of View

  • Even in the largest markets, Arbitron had relied on listeners keeping paper-and pencil diaries, which critics said didn't give a full picture of radio listening.

    Cuomo Probes Stock Sales at Arbitron

  • The other team called a time-out and so I opened the paper-and the joy of the day evaporated.

    It could've been all different

  • The regulation poster in the single unisex rest room admonishes us to wash our hands thoroughly, and even offers instructions for doing so, but there is always some vital substance missing-soap, paper towels, toilet paper-and I never found all three at once.

    Nickel and Dimed

  • On paper-and more or less in fact-Threshold was a small pharmaceutical research company.

    Beyond World's End

  • The message was long-it covered the front and back sides of the paper-and it didn't seem to request any reply of sorts.

    Message in a Bottle

  • Churches, conversely, were falling all over themselves to save you the trouble of thinking about it; they would hand you an answer as neat and tidy and definitive as your horoscope in the daily paper-and, unfortunately, just about as useless because it was just about as generic and every bit as speculative.

    Skinny Legs and All

  • Agent Loomis noted his arrival time on the margin of an article-she was always scribbling on the paper-and the carpenters watched him in the mirrored wall behind the counter as they savaged their way through their hash-browns and traded a few boisterous jokes.

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin

  • I simply endeavored to keep General Huxley from being smothered in pieces of paper-and found myself smothered instead.

    The Past Through Tomorrow

  • I asked Canon Collins for a paper-and also Dennis Brutus for a paper on prisoners in southern Africa.

    LETTERS TO OLIVER TAMBO

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  • At last those damn Inuits get their comeuppance!

    Scots 'have 421 words' for snow

    September 23, 2015

  • Legit or not I do not know

    So prudence points one way to go:

    The rare "paper-and"

    Is, I understand,

    An Inuit word meaning "snow."

    August 22, 2015

  • If it were a legitimate word it would have a qms limerick.

    August 21, 2015

  • This can't be right.

    August 20, 2015