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microbe
used in Arrowsmith

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Definition
a living organism such as a bacterium, or virus that is so small, it can be seen only with a microscope
  • "Martin Arrowsmith, if you think for one moment that I'm ever going to marry a vulgar, crude, selfish, microbe-grubbing smart aleck—"
    Chapter 5 (97% in)
  • He laughed at it, he remembered with professional scorn how foolish were the lay visitors to the laboratory, who believed that sanguinary microbes would leap upon them from the mysterious centrifuge, from the benches, from the air itself.
    Chapter 4 (5% in)
  • —a very dangerous microbe, and if you will kindly direct me—
    Chapter 6 (16% in)
  • There was apparently no one in Queen City who regarded him as other than a cranky Jew catching microbes by their little tails and leering at them—no work for a tall man at a time when heroes were building bridges, experimenting with Horseless Carriages, writing the first of the poetic Compelling Ads, and selling miles of calico and cigars.
    Chapter 12 (12% in)

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