Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a spacecraft) land on water.‘Apollo 12 splashed down safely in the Pacific’
- ‘On the return trip, Verne's astronauts splash down in the ocean close to the place where the Apollo 11 crew actually did.’
- ‘And maybe the astronauts on their way back to Earth would land in the field instead of splashing down into the sea like they were supposed to.’
- ‘Space Transport also notified the Coast Guard, which issued a notice to mariners last month to watch out for the rocket, which was supposed to splash down by parachute a couple of miles from shore.’
- ‘With a dive, from the time we leave the bottom of the sea, we're essentially freefalling upwards, and when we hit the surface we've splashed up, like an Apollo mission splashes down.’
- ‘The ship had splashed down into the waters of Ever-Pitch only fifteen minutes ago, and he needed to get ready before he and the others left for the slaver encampment.’
- ‘On March 8, one of the missiles splashed down in waters about 60 kilometers north of Yonaguni, Japan's westernmost island.’
- ‘Russia's foreign ministry said on Friday the station would splash down away from major sea and air routes.’
- ‘The pair then re-entered the Eagle, reuniting with Collins and the Columbia module before returning home by splashing down in the Pacific Ocean.’
- ‘Such a capsule, touching down on land like Soyuz or splashing down in the ocean like Apollo, could conceivably be much easier (and hence faster and cheaper) to develop.’
- ‘It was the basic shape, build like a large boat and able to splash down in water whenever it wished to dock on planet.’
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.