sticky end


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sticky end

[′stik·ē ‚end]
(biochemistry)
Any of the single-stranded complementary ends of a deoxyribonucleic acid molecule. Also known as cohesive end.
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Thankfully, Smyth's book is absorbing enough not to risk it coming to this particularly sticky end.
Now noted psychologist Dr Lillian Glass has placed Lohan at the top of a list of young celebrities who she thinks will come to a sticky end unless they change their ways.
I personally celebrate the sticky end Saddam Hussein has come to, and I am pleased an Iraqi Government is negotiating an end to the costly war the two countries fought against one another over 20 years ago.
It's here that a witch is said to have come to a sticky end.
The Yorkshire venue is where Villa's Premiership colleagues Manchester City met a sticky end, losing a shootout to doughty Donny, and with Spurs (at Grimsby), Porstmouth (at Gillingham) and Liverpool (at Crystal Palace) already having gone out of the competition on the road to lower opposition, the Sky cameras could be in the right place for another upset in tonight's last-16 clash.
After all, whether you are a king or a commoner, who wants to be told that you are a bad lot and will come to a sticky end? Amos tries to catch the attention of people by illustrating his prophecies with a series of visions?
Williams has kicked the drink and drug use which had threatened a sticky end to his post-Take That career in its early stages.
The flock of roosting birds narrowly avoid a literally sticky end as the filling for a hot bird pie.
When the sticky end of the lollipop bumps into an unsuspecting immune cell, the lollipop stem, a protein called gp41, releases the sticky end and reaches out to snag the cell, then pulls it close enough for the virus and cell to fuse.
SOUTHERN parts of the UK baked on the beaches and then sweltered in Cars as traffic jams meant a sticky end to the hottest August Bank Holiday on record.
Instead, Aguero's Argentina international team-mate Federico Fernandez has vowed to stick like glue to his pal at the Liberty Stadium to make sure City's European bid comes to a sticky end.
The spectacular film starred Matthew Broderick and Jane Reno and depicted the enormous, radioactively mutated creature running rampant on the island of Manhattan, before it met a sticky end.