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Treated as plural. Small particles or beads of glass used for a variety of industrial and scientific applications.
1950s; earliest use found in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. From Italian ballottini, plural of ballottino small ball, pellet from ballotta + -ino.
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.