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French biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory processes in cells (born in 1920)

(Old Testament) son of Isaac

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That was David's best hope of safety; for Jacob knew his mother's guineas; it had been part of their common experience as boys to be allowed to look at these handsome coins, and rattle them in their box on high days and holidays, and among all Jacob's narrow experiences as to money, this was likely to be the most memorable.
Here, Jacob," said David, in an insinuating tone, handing the box to him, "I'll give 'em all to you.
cried Jacob, taking my father by the collar; but he immediately loosed him.
I turned my eyes away to avoid my father's look; but I met those of Jacob.
They appeared to think that we had arrived for the express purpose of seeing Jacob Postlethwaite caned.
Jacob must stop where he is; and the ghost may bring him his dinner, if the ghost pleases.
such a scholar of Jacob, such a child of the baby, such a room of the one up stairs
The good woman was so much alarmed by the sudden apparition of this unknown piece of ugliness, that she hastily caught the baby from its cradle and retreated into the furthest corner of the room; while little Jacob, sitting upon his stool with his hands on his knees, looked full at him in a species of fascination, roaring lustily all the time.
Yet Jacob Henderson was fair and square, business-like and methodical.
Only Jacob, who was a person afflicted with many superstitions, wiped the sweat from his forehead as he leaned over the bow of his boat and looked down into that fathomless space.
Poor Jacob Doodle-calf could not go to the school with the other boys, and one fine afternoon, about three o'clock (the school broke up at four), Tom found him ambling about the street, and pressed him into a visit to the school-porch.
Jacob took advantage of Esau's consuming hunger to rob him of his birthright and the great honor and consideration that belonged to the position; by treachery and falsehood he robbed him of his father's blessing; he made of him a stranger in his home, and a wanderer.
But you were always a good man of business, Jacob,' faltered Scrooge, who now began to apply this to himself.
Twould ha' bruk Salters all up," said Long Jack, "if Penn had stayed Jacob Bollerin'.
Two or three examined it minutely when Jacobs let it go.