Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A mechanical pump in which pressure is provided by the movement of a constriction along a tube, similar to biological peristalsis.
- ‘Device applications include dialysis tubing and storage bags, and IV, drainage, endotracheal, and peristaltic pump devices.’
- ‘Applications include microdosing, probe preparation, syringe and peristaltic pump replacement, and lubricant dosing.’
- ‘Thus, the duct may have some limited function as a peristaltic pump.’
- ‘A gravity fed perfusion system in combination with a peristaltic pump was used to exchange larger solution volumes.’
- ‘The IV tubing connected to the bag of saline is loaded onto the peristaltic pump.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.