Word usage examples
A lot of mycologists work in industry, making cheeses and yogurts and the like, so it is hard to say how many are actively involved in research, but we can safely take it that there are more species of fungi to be found than there are people to find them.
Without fungi there would be no potato blights, Dutch elm disease, jock itch, or athlete’s foot, but also no yogurts or beers or cheeses.
He also found containers of yogurt and he removed two from the refrigerator, took a coffee spoon from the table, and ate both yogurts quickly.
I would I were rid of, as he thwarts me by presuming to see with his own eyes, not mine.
Using color-coded hoses hanging from the ceiling, the workers sprayed tiny squirts of yellow-green frond into the shells.
Unless I make a certain adjustment on Argus daily, he reverts to a different code phrase from the one you give him.
In its corners he could see the gleam of retorts and quicksilver-flasks and fine balances, the glow of furnaces.
Not all operations demanded a furnace, and so there were tables, too, sheathed in peened copper, supporting oil-lamps that painted the round bottoms of flasks and retorts with yellow flame.
He entered a big room filled with things he knew it would be a bad idea to touch: glowing tabletop furnaces, murky fluids bubbling in retorts above the flames of spirit-burners, flames as blue as Eliza’s eyes.
Everything that gave light back was hard mineral stuff, the inert refractory elements to which nature always returned: crusty crucibles, sooty retorts, corroded tongs, black crystals of charcoal, globs of quicksilver trapped in floor-cracks, a box of golden guineas left open next to a window as if to prove to all passers-by that the man who lived here cared nothing for gold.