›to stop doing something›( UScall it even)to agree with someone that a debt has been paid and that no one owes anything more: I paid for last week's shopping and you paid for this week's, so let's call it quits.
Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.
by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,
the adoption of patterns and structures found in nature for the purposes of engineering, manufacturing, science, etc. The MIT researchers actually aren’t the only robotics team to turn to cheetahs for bio-inspiration.