Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(chiefly of minerals and rocks) containing alumina or aluminium:‘aluminous pelites’
- ‘Plagioclase is commonly variably replaced by aluminous prehnite, which indicates temperatures below 400°C.’
- ‘Mafic and ultramafic rocks predominate, although a few examples of metasedimentary rocks are known, including aluminous lithologies.’
- ‘Import tonnage of aluminous cement is small, however levels did increase by more than 33% to 41,137 metric tons.’
- ‘Associated units are sillimanite-bearing aluminous metasediments, quartzites, and arnphibolites.’
- ‘It likely exists as a hydrothermal alteration product of aluminous materials.’
Late Middle English: from Latin aluminosus, from alumen, alumin- (see alum).
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.