Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small valve positioned in the pipe of a steam boiler or cylinder of a steam engine for drainage or testing.
- ‘This time I put a piece of tape over the petcock opening instead of using the screw on block off plate I had made to use on the first steps.’
- ‘Steam for ten minutes, then shut off the steam by either closing the petcock or dropping the weight gauge into place.’
- ‘They were fitted with a dial gauge, a vent port in the form of a petcock or counterweight, and a safety fuse.’
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.