- pelizaeus-merzbacher disease,
- pellagra-preventive factor,
Origin of pell-mell
Examples from the Web for pell-mell
For now, the momentum does appear to be firmly behind the rebel forces in the east and their pell-mell dash through the desert.
And then the crowd went after Jack, Pepper, and Andy pell-mell.The Putnam Hall Cadets|Arthur M. Winfield
They jumped onto the 'mustang' table and then to the hazard table and into the crowd, pell-mell, out of windows.Chiquita, an American Novel|Merrill Tileston
Such a pell-mell, such a welter, cavalry and musketeers all jumbled: our King must have given them a dreadful lathering.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVIII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
Word Origin for pell-mell
"confusedly," 1570s, from Middle French pêle-mêle, from Old French pesle mesle (12c.), apparently a jingling rhyme on the second element, which is from the stem of the verb mesler "to mix, mingle" (see meddle). Phonetic French form pelly melly is attested in English from mid-15c.
In a confused, disorderly manner: “After the assembly, the students ran pell-mell from the auditorium.”