Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A North American fir tree which yields Canada balsam.
- ‘The spruce budworm is a major insect defoliator of forests in northeastern North America, with balsam fir and white spruce figuring as the most vulnerable species.’
- ‘Sharp growth increases observed in balsam fir and white spruce are synchronous with massive aspen recruitment in the 1870, 1847, and 1823 stands.’
- ‘Bowater is thinning its red spruce and balsam fir stands at 45-50 years of age.’
- ‘She walked around their lean-to and gathered the sticky residue from the balsam fir trees.’
- ‘Like any mill that has to dry balsam fir, Mill B likes to keep the fir, which is significantly denser and wetter, separate for drying.’
- ‘We always select either a spruce or balsam fir that is not too tall and skinny from struggling to reach the sunlight.’
- ‘In the southeastern boreal forest, large canopy openings caused by spruce budworm outbreaks may lead to a cyclical replacement of mature stands of balsam fir.’
- ‘The high-grading of large-diameter pine, spruce, beech, maple and birch resulted in a forest succession towards budworm-vulnerable species, such as white spruce and balsam fir.’
- ‘The forests include such conifers as red spruce, black spruce, white spruce, balsam fir, red pine, jack pine, eastern white pine, tamarack, eastern white cedar, and eastern hemlock.’
- ‘In addition, large numbers of balsam fir and white and black spruce were imported from Canada for sale in Ohio.’
- ‘Needle shed on cut trees is the major problem with Norway and white spruces, while frost damage and irregular growth are the major problems with balsam fir.’
- ‘The variability observed in the oldest stands is mostly explained by the low abundance of white cedar in some stands while balsam fir is present everywhere.’
- ‘In contrast, the constant recruitment of balsam fir and the late arrival of white cedar are responsible for their dominance a long time after fire.’
- ‘Old-growth stands are thus characterized by a continuous low-canopy layer of balsam fir and white cedar from which taller birch and white spruce individuals emerge.’
- ‘Now the slender spires of tamarack and balsam fir dominated a scraggly forest, while impenetrable-looking layers of hardy shrubs filled the understory.’
- ‘It has reverted to forest, typically comprising 80% white spruce, 15% balsam fir and 5% red spruce, and the stands are reaching maturity.’
- ‘The epidemic affected primarily white spruce in old farm fields and balsam fir on the highlands.’
- ‘Walk along tranquil trails trimmed in spruce and balsam firs, past pristine lakes in sapphire shades.’
- ‘Like balsam fir, white fir is relatively difficult to establish in plantations, and growth after planting is often very irregular.’
- ‘One remarkable example - because relatively few species of trees grow in the moss-covered, rocky terrain - is balsam fir.’
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.