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  • n  perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers and; source of rotenone
  • n  a strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery

  • For more than 18 centuries, the world's surgeons have mainly used catgut to stitch up their patients.
  • There he acquired surgical dexterity by tying two pieces of catgut with his index and middle fingers inside a small cardboard box so securely that no one could untie them with .
  • Son of a Lyons silk merchant, chunky, bald, beret-wearing Carrel could reputedly thrust his thumb index finger inside a matchbox, tie a catgut knot impossible to undo with two .
News & Articles

  • Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Christmas with no rain lamp
    Back at Thanksgiving, I asked my young niece Olivia if she'd ever seen in action the Rain Lamp in my mother's living room. It rains glycerin drops down catgut strings while a Victorian lady swings in jerky motions inside the make-believe shower.
    Dec. 28, 2013 - Montgomery Advertiser
  • A lamp that reigned on Christmas -
    Back at Thanksgiving, I asked my young niece Olivia if she’d ever seen in action the Rain Lamp in my mother’s living room. It rains glycerin drops down catgut strings while a Victorian lady swings in jerky motions inside the make-believe shower.
    Dec. 25, 2013 - The Robesonian

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