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epigenetics

epigenetics n. the study of how environmental factors can change gene function without altering DNA. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

bleeding deacon

bleeding deacon  n.— «When the term was first applied it was intended for those people who have a set of cries such as “it will never work” or “if it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it.” The actual term used was...

bleeding deacon

bleeding deacon  n.— «The term Bleeding Deacon is a corruption of an old New England term from the 18th or 19th century.  The original term was Bleating Deacon, evoking a farmer’s image of an old goat in the pulpit.» —“Re: Former...

bleeding deacon

bleeding deacon  n.— «There is also no professional clergy, but true-believing Program oldtimers are often referred to, more or less affectionately, as “bleeding deacons.”» —“A.A.: America’s Stealth Religion” by...

bleeding deacon

bleeding deacon  n.— «Our town is going nuts with gambling. I don’t have a conversation with my friends when we’re not talking about off-track betting, the Meadows, the Lotto or poker machines. I am not a Bible-thumper or bleeding deacon...

bleeding deacon

bleeding deacon  n.— «Even in aftercare or AA, if this quality of rigidity continues, it can reach a point where patients are no longer viewed by their peers in recovery as a zealot for the program but as “bleeding deacons” who...

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