Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A unit of magnetic induction, equal to one ten-thousandth of a tesla.
- ‘The strength of the magnetic field is 0.12 tesla or 1,200 gauss (ie, magnetic flux density).’
- ‘Normal water has a pH level of around 7, while magnetized water can reach 9.2 pH after exposure to a 7000 gauss strength magnet.’
- ‘This is happening to our home particularly at night, when the walls can be felt pulsing like they have a heartbeat, and gauss readings can be measured coming in through the windows and walls, ceiling and floor.’
- ‘Its magnetic field grows very intense as well, to a trillion gauss or so.’
- ‘Those two alloys were chosen for their low remanent magnetization (20 gauss for mumetal).’
Late 19th century: named after Karl Gauss(see Gauss, Karl Friedrich).
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.