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Strictly Speaking | Magpie, hamster, squirrel

In a recent article on words that the COVID-19 crisis is adding to English (and other languages), columnist David Astle mentions magpie as a verb, meaning to swoop on supermarket shelves and clear them (Sydney Morning Herald, 3.4.20). The aggressiveness ...

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Asthma inhaler trial as COVID-19 treatment

They are designed to keep asthma attacks in check but a group of Australian researchers believe inhalers could also be used to treat COVID-19. A trial by Queensland University of Technology and University of Oxford researchers is looking at whether ...

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