Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A type of seamless cellulose tubing used as a membrane in dialysis and as an edible casing for sausages.
- ‘Osmosis generally requires a living cell membrane but it will also happen with suitable non-living membranes such as Visking dialysis tubing.’
- ‘Carry out experiments to demonstrate osmosis using Visking tubing, model cells and potato or other plant material.’
- ‘When both sides of the Visking tubing have equal concentrations, the osmosis will have been completed.’
- ‘Put 1% starch solution into Visking tubing and then put the filled tubing into a test tube of water.’
- ‘No matter what its name, the old Visking operation continued to develop new products.’
1930s: named after the Visking Corporation of Chicago, US.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.