Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Near the end of a chain or other structure.
- ‘Adhering egg clusters along the spines are covered by thin, gelatinous sheath; tips of spines are separated from each other, with slight but distinct subterminal narrowing.’
- ‘Some data are available with regard to comparisons of deflection per unit force for terminal, subterminal and sub-subterminal joints for cactus species.’
- ‘The caudal fin has dark bands at basal and subterminal positions.’
- ‘Intermediate bearers display female flowers mainly on terminal and subterminal buds on the annual shoots when they are inserted on 2-year-old branches.’
- ‘In nonterminal regions, the distribution was roughly bimodal with a low number of chiasmata in an interstitial position and an even lower one in the centromeric and subterminal segments.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.