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A series of rocks of the Canadian Shield of early Proterozoic age, rich in iron ore; the period of time during which these were deposited. Usually attributive.
Late 19th century. From Animikki, lit. ‘thunderer’, the name in Ojibwa of Thunder Bay, on Lake Superior, Ontario, Canada, where the rocks are exposed and were first investigated.
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.