Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A sea which is rolling against a ship's side approximately at right angles.
- ‘It was kind of a beam sea going out, and the Century just eats up a beam sea.’
- ‘While underway, the boat basically rides like an express cruiser with only slight side to side motion when beam seas are present.’
- ‘In beam seas where the period of the waves tends to match the natural period of the vessel, the HMG control typically achieves 90% roll reduction.’
- ‘This means in general port bow or beam seas for a passage from Tallinn to Stockholm and following or beam seas in the opposite direction.’
- ‘Seas parallel to the centerline are called beam seas.’
- ‘He notes, further, whether there is a following sea, a head sea, a beam sea, or if the sea is on the bow or the quarter.’
- ‘The convex shape incorporates the equally important non-trip below the wide chines to further improve safety in beam seas and quartering swells in a large following sea.’
- ‘The equations of ship motion of the frequency domain were solved in the time domain in regular beam seas.’
- ‘Because of this, the 31 tends to roll from side to side in a beam sea, particularly at slow speeds or drifting.’
- ‘Everyone had to concentrate on holding on tight, especially as we were being hit by a beam sea as we turned to join the armada of boats entering the channel into Nieuwpoort.’
- ‘On a monohull powerboat the beam sea wave pressure is exerted against the side of the hull tilting it away from the wave.’
- ‘Paddlers must have some experience launching and landing in moderate surf and paddling in a beam sea.’
- ‘Rough, beam seas for the first third, gentle waters for the last two thirds.’
- ‘We had 8-10 ft beam seas with an occasional 12 footer thrown in.’
- ‘Crossing the Cook Channel was a breeze with beam seas at only around a foot to a foot and a half.’
- ‘Another series of tests were carried out simulating the 4000 Class in an evacuation situation, drifting in 3.25 m beam seas at zero speed.’
- ‘With the beam sea still running, and with the boat therefore moving erratically, this was no small feat.’
- ‘In a beam sea the paddlers face real trouble if they forget to relax and remain fluid.’
- ‘On leaving the last beach, as we entered the last fetch, with maybe 10-12 knots of side wind, and beam seas of maybe 2 feet, Joel collapsed.’
- ‘All vessels are at their worst in beam seas, high winds and waves.’
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.