Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An instrument for determining the consistency or hardness of a substance by measuring the depth or rate of penetration of a rod or needle driven into it by a known force.
- ‘The penetrometer value measures the energy required to bury a ball in sand.’
- ‘It should be mentioned that the tip of the penetrometer was beveled, and that the force measured here is a comparative rather than absolute measure of fruit mechanical properties.’
- ‘In this study, the penetration depth of the penetrometer into the soil was chosen to be 6mm, which is a little larger than the radius of the miniature cone.’
- ‘Alert for mines, they tested the runway with a soil penetrometer, a long rod with a cone-shaped end and a sliding weight.’
- ‘An aluminum stepwedge penetrometer was exposed simultaneously with each radiograph for use as a standard of reference.’
- ‘Fruits were harvested at full ripeness and the firmness was measured with a penetrometer.’
- ‘The density of sand was checked by a dynamic penetrometer which was specially fabricated for this purpose.’
- ‘Toughness is often measured with a penetrometer, a device which forces a circular flattened rod through leaf lamina.’
- ‘Fruit firmness, as determined by penetrometer, measures the force required to press a blunt-ended probe into the tissue.’
- ‘There was a significant correlation between the cone penetrometer readings and the nuclear density measurements.’
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.