Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A mixture of chalk and ammonium nitrate, used as fertilizer.
- ‘Over-limed soils or those heavily dressed with nitrochalk are also at risk from Zn / Co unavailability.’
- ‘Research has shown that for autumn sowings of onions, a lack of nitrogen in early spring can also induce bolting, so topdressing such crops with 70-100g per sq m of nitrochalk in January is helpful.’
- ‘For example, ammonium nitrate and limestone blends are prilled for the production of a fertilizer material commonly called nitrochalk, nitrolime or ammonium nitrate-limestone.’
- ‘Marginal parks are dressed with nitrochalk in mid April and selected areas receive compound fertiliser in May/early June.’
- ‘Both the increasing influence of calcium, nitrochalk and potassium and the decreasing influence of phosphate and ammonium salt are well-known.’
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.