One of Mr. Nathans sons was suspected, but his innocence was clearly proved.
No indeed,—there are a thousand Nathans all equally accomplished.
Now, Nathans fears were as great as Isaacs; but he made one more effort at asserting himself, and began by telling a lie.
Suddenly one of the ostriches made a vicious peck at Mr. Nathans.
Mr. Nathans ever afterwards admired ostriches from a distance.
Now was come the moment when Nathans services were required.
Farmer Nathans barn had gone, and his flat meadows were like a whirling sea, strewn with floating rails and driftwood.
masc. proper name, biblical prophet, from Hebrew Nathan, literally "he has given," from verb nathan, related to mattan "gift."
Nathans Na·thans (nā'thənz), Daniel. Born 1928.
American microbiologist. He shared a 1978 Nobel Prize for the discovery of restriction enzymes and their application to molecular genetics.
American microbiologist who pioneered the use of restriction enzymes—enzymes that break DNA molecules down into manageable fragments—to create the first genetic map on which the location of specific genes on the DNA could be identified. For this work, which revolutionized genetic engineering, Nathans shared the 1978 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine with Werner Arber and Hamilton Smith.