Also, in two shakes of a lamb’s tail Very quickly, very soon, as in I’ll be with you in two shakes, or She’ll be finished in two shakes of a lamb’s tail. The longer idiom alludes to the friskiness of lambs; the shorter one may be an abbreviation of the longer one, or it may refer to the shaking of dice or any two quick movements. [ Early 1800s ]
/ɪˈnʊkʃʊk/ noun (pl) inukshuks, inukshuit (ɪˈnʊkʃjuːɪt) 1. a stone used by the Inuit to mark a location
[ih-noo k-ti-too t, ih-nyoo k-] /ɪˈnʊk tɪˌtʊt, ɪˈnyʊk-/ noun 1. a dialect of Inuit, spoken in the Canadian Arctic. /ɪˈnʊktɪˌtʊt/ noun 1. (Canadian) the language of the Inuit
[in-yuh-leys, -leyz] /ˈɪn yəˌleɪs, -ˌleɪz/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. an enzyme that converts insulin to levulose. inulase in·u·lase (ĭn’yə-lās’) n. An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of inulin to fructose.
[in-yuh-lin] /ˈɪn yə lɪn/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a polysaccharide, (C 6 H 10 O 5) n , obtained from the roots of certain plants, especially elecampane, dahlia, and Jerusalem artichoke, that undergoes hydrolysis to the dextrorotatory form of fructose: used chiefly as an ingredient in diabetic bread, in processed foods to increase their fiber content, […]