Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] Water held underground in the soil or in pores and crevices in rock.
- ‘They believe that the company's heavy use of groundwater is causing water shortages.’
- ‘The fluid has boiled, but is largely undiluted by groundwater.’
- ‘She says it plans to enter into a voluntary remediation of the site's soil and groundwater.’
- ‘The main problem with the spills and overflows is the risk of fuel getting down into the soil and groundwater.’
- ‘They can contaminate underlying soils and groundwater or contaminate storm water which travels to bodies of surface water.’
- ‘So it is clear what groundwater and surface water are understood to mean, and who the targets of the bylaw are.’
- ‘Have the effects on our groundwater and drinking water systems been considered?’
- ‘Water consumption was so heavy as to cause the infiltration of sea water into the groundwater.’
- ‘Another problem with landfill is fluid polluting groundwater and getting into the water supply.’
- ‘The groundwater is becoming saline as the water table sinks because of overuse, and sea water presses in.’
- ‘Therefore, what happens to groundwater at one spot can easily affect the aquifer at another.’
- ‘It is environmentally sound, as it does not contaminate groundwater or use up scarce water resources.’
- ‘The shallower the depth to groundwater, the less soil there is to act as a filter.’
- ‘Here on the edge of the sea, as fresh groundwater is depleted, sea-water is beginning to push in.’
- ‘Wetlands are the storehouses of groundwater and play a key role in maintaining the water table.’
- ‘This will help keep contaminated surface water from entering the well and groundwater.’
- ‘It determined that areas with groundwater within two metres of the surface are at high risk of dryland salinity.’
- ‘Salinity also is a problem in areas with saline groundwater, such as is found in Egypt and Israel.’
- ‘But while the soil was moist the plants would not be drawing groundwater.’
- ‘In the absence of a proper clean-up of the site, chemicals are still leaking into the soil and groundwater.’
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.