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ZIP

abbreviation for zoster immune plasma. See chickenpox.
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Safety matches Brio wooden toys The ombudsman The centigrade scale The mono reflex camera The blowtorch The adjustable wrench Dynamite The vacuum cleaner Freedom of information Ballbearings The ship's propeller Population statistics The computer mouse The Primus stove Tungsten Zip fasteners The Infrared camera
You know the sort of thing: John Bull Printing Outfits (which used methods so basic that they made William Caxton seem like Bill Gates in comparison); fur-lined bootees with zip fasteners (which were always covered with dubious, urine-coloured stains); and spin-around ashtrays (whose razor-sharp edges doubled as finger amputators for the unwary).
The entries are broadly grouped into six sections, 'Genius', which includes medical discoveries, DNA, X-Rays, the World Wide Web and nylon, 'Great Gizmos' which starts with engines and covers lifts, robots, clocks, television and computers, 'Handy Gadgets' with bar codes, money and credit cards, staplers and zip fasteners, 'On the Move' with older and newer vehicles like the electric car, 'Explore' with items relating to space and undersea exploration, and 'Culture' with a variety of useful items such as ballpoint pens, skateboards, sunglasses and footballs.