Words: viviparous, adj.
Wednesday 20 January 1999
Born in Kew and Dunoon, Cook and Morton do not affect hip jive, but their prose is uberated by such phrases as Bill Laswell's reworking of Miles Davis being a cause "to fear the heresies of the epigoni, and yet in the event this is a classic Miles Davis album"; also, in generative mode, "the Modern Jazz Quartet was born viviparously out of the post-war Dizzy Gillespie band".
Coined by Sir Thomas Browne, from the Latin for something brought forth alive, viviparous is entirely zoological in the OED - no hint of vibes.
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Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 3 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake report claiming that the street artist's identity has been revealed
- 4 Drink alcohol and eat meat to improve male fertility - but cut down on coffee, studies suggest
- 5 Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
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Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
London bus driver allegedly kicks gay couple off for kissing
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage