Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A measurement of the position of the moon in order to calculate longitude from lunar distance.
- ‘He speculated that he would continue to ‘amuse’ himself in attempting to determine Monticello's longitude but with lunar observations.’
- ‘If you had a chronometer, you would use it to measure longitude all the time, not just "when lunar observations were impractical."’
- ‘At the Greenwich Royal Observatory Halley used the first transit instrument and devised a method for determining longitude at sea by means of lunar observations.’
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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.