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by Nicole127
Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: real life wire - Daniel Powter
Replies: 7
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real life wire - Daniel Powter

I believe that it is actually "live wire" and refers to a wire which actively has electricity running through it, thus the "live".
by Nicole127
Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:23 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Corneal Dellen versus Delle - origin?
Replies: 5
Views: 3517

Corneal Dellen versus Delle - origin?

Thanks DaleHileman. That conjures up a perfect picture of drusen, how the retina is like the inner wall of a rock cavity and the drusen are like crystals growing on it.

I will probably never type "drusen" again without thinking of this image!
by Nicole127
Tue Sep 13, 2005 3:41 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Corneal Dellen versus Delle - origin?
Replies: 5
Views: 3517

Corneal Dellen versus Delle - origin?

Thank you very much, RussCable! This is exactly what I wanted to know.

Thanks also for citing your source (onelook.com). Sounds like a wonderful reference, and I will be sure to check there in the future.
by Nicole127
Tue Sep 13, 2005 2:05 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Corneal Dellen versus Delle - origin?
Replies: 5
Views: 3517

Corneal Dellen versus Delle - origin?

I am a medical transcriptionist and I have come to an ophthalmology term whose origins interest and elude me. Dellen , or corneal dellen, is defined as a localized zone of thinning. However, the doctor has frequently dictated delle and specifically spelled it out. I am familiar with another ophthalm...