Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
noun & adjective
- ‘Gastropods, micro-insects and acarids are restricted to several layers in the section and charophytes are only distributed in its top part.’
- ‘When veterinarian Liu Guiqing of Shanghai Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Station treated a dog for acarid, she was surprised to discover the animal's owner, a divorced man who was very attached to the dog, was also ill.’
- ‘Arachnids are represented in Sweden by spiders, harvestmen, pseudoscorpions and acarids.’
- ‘The risk of sensitization to acarids is proportional to their density in the patient's home environment.’
- ‘Washing is the best way to ensure complete cleanliness and totally getting rid of acarids.’
- ‘Moreover, the predatory mite C. simplex showed a preferable response to the acarid mites but it also significantly reduced citrus nematode T. semipenetrans populations under greenhouse conditions.’
- ‘This project gathered important scientific knowledge about the infestation of ham by parasites, including fungi and tiny spider-like acarids or mites, during the curing process.’
- ‘Most dejecta of dust acarid may be found on home mattress, pillow, bedquilt, sofa, carpet and curtain.’
- ‘However, acarids have tarsal claws that attach directly to the tarsi, whereas algophagids and hyadesiids have tarsal claws at the ends of flattened pulvilliform pretarsal stalks.’
- ‘Heavy infestations of acarid mites indicate that storage conditions are too damp or dusty.’
- ‘It is used for controlling acarid for several plants.’
- ‘Parts of the inner bark of the trees were removed and microscopic observations, which were carried out the next day, showed the existence of microscopic organisms and acarids.’
- ‘Particles that have these kinds of characters are pollen, acarids, animal dandruff and fungi.’
- ‘Do I love him enough to overcome my morbid dread of acarids or do I hate the acarids so much that I will risk losing my love?’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.