lost tribe


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lost tribe

A term of art coined in an article in the Student BMJ which refers to junior doctors in the UK who, after completing the second year of hospital training post-medical school, had been unable to find jobs to continue their training; depending on the respondee, one-third or more of the SHOs did not have jobs.
References in classic literature ?
But he believed that the red men were the descendants of those lost tribes of Israel of whom history has been able to tell us nothing for thousands of years.
The young blades would have it that none other than old Noah himself had come on board with the remnants of the Lost Tribes, and to elderly female passengers spun hair-raising accounts of the sinking of an entire tropic island by volcanic and earthquake action.
In the morning the lost tribes of America came ashore and infested the hotels and took possession of all the donkeys and other open barouches that offered.
The prodigiously resourceful frontiersman left Wales for Baltimore in 1792 and walked into the US wilderness in search of a lost tribe of Welsh-speaking Native Americans, believed to be the descendants of Prince Madog - who according to folklore sailed to America in 1170 and intermarried with a native tribe.
John Evans was stranded in London, homeless and trying to single-handedly get the funds together for this expedition to discover the lost tribe and in the end someone loaned him the money to travel to Baltimore in the worst possible class on the ship.
SOME-TIME Super Furry Animals front-man Gruff Rhys (right) will be touring his ambitious multi-platform project American Interior (the story of a lost tribe of Welsh speaking Native Americans) this autumn, stopping off at Birmingham's Glee Club on Monday, September 15.
Its no matter to the vanishing host of faithful who wander these crumbling lanes like a lost tribe in search of something to sustain them, to hold up to tourists and lovers as fiery proof, like the singed relics in this small museum tucked behind the gilded altar of the Sacred Heart, a room no larger than a prison cell where fifteen mismatched frames depend at fevered angles, each smoky pane holding fast the scorched testament of the almost-saved who came back to this world speaking a language of fire.
In 1792 John Evans sailed from Wales to Baltimore with only a few shillings in his pocket, and his heart set on finding a lost tribe of Native American Welsh speakers.
On the Puritan origins of the evangelical impulse to conceive of the Indians as the lost tribe of Israel, see Cassuto 58.
In this section, the plot of the work looses unity and the reader is exposed to telecommunications technology as David tries to use it to locate the lost tribe.
This is a major historical event," he said, "because these members of a lost tribe of Israel can return home after 27 centuries.