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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- 5 HSBC closes bank accounts belonging to Muslim clients in the UK
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