Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A yellow mineral occurring as square crystals which fluoresce in ultraviolet light. It is a hydrated phosphate of calcium and uranium.
- ‘As in Nevada, autunite has been reported from a variety of scattered California localities.’
- ‘Only a sight identification has been done on this mineral; it may be some other mineral of the autunite group.’
- ‘Northrop lists several New Mexico localities at which ‘museum-quality’ specimens of autunite have been found.’
- ‘Excellent pale yellow groups of autunite crystals to 1 cm occur in joints cutting sandstone at Novoveska Huta, Slovakia.’
- ‘An important historical summary of autunite and other uranium mineral occurrences in the northeastern states can be found in Cooper.’
Mid 19th century: from Autun, the name of a town in eastern France, + -ite.
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.