Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large swift-flying moth with a stout body and narrow forewings, typically feeding on nectar while hovering.→ sphinx
- ‘Most hawkmoths feed while hovering in front of flowers and use visual cues to control hovering flight.’
- ‘Hawkmoths searching for alluring odors respond to leaf fragrances as well as to those of flowers.’
- ‘Even in dim starlight, however, nocturnal hawkmoths use chromatic cues rather than achromatic cues to recognize rewarding flowers.’
- ‘Colour vision in humans and honeybees is restricted to brighter light intensities than those accessible to nocturnal hawkmoths.’
- ‘Under limited light, similar to that of late dusk, Kelber and her colleagues trained sixteen hawkmoths to find the sugar solution placed in the centers of artificial flowers.’
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.