Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(chiefly of minerals) containing or relatively rich in calcium:‘calcic plagioclase’
- ‘The original hornblende crystals have partially decomposed to form a mesh of ortho- and clinopyroxene and extremely calcic plagioclase.’
- ‘Humid phases have been identified from the presence of palaeokarst, leached vertisols and rare spodosol palaeosols, while more and phases are expressed as calcretes associated with rendolls and calcic vertisols.’
- ‘Tauride dykes contain less calcic plagioclase than their host cumulates, like the Kinik ophiolites.’
- ‘High calcic liming materials contain small amounts of magnesium.’
- ‘In the most complete survey of what is called the Rock Hill gabbro, Chalcraft mapped a large area of gabbroic anorthosite (77.5-90% calcic plagioclase) at the site where the preserve is located.’
- ‘Detailed elemental and isotopic studies of this crystal fractionation pathway have indicated the importance of mafic phases, notably calcic clinopyroxene and biotite.’
- ‘Some of the studied rocks (particularly gabbros) show high alumina characteristics probably reflecting the high modal content of very calcic plagioclase.’
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.