Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Fine chips or filings of stone, metal, or other material produced by a machining operation.‘a curl of metal swarf’
- ‘When we first arrived at one of the designated factories and saw wing struts being milled out of solid slabs of Aluminium on a milling machine 80 metres long, I was gobsmacked - swarf and shiny metal everywhere.’
- ‘Grinding, for a variety of reasons (e.g., speed of operation; coolant and swarf handling; wheel cost), can be an expensive operation.’
- ‘For holes of a depth greater than five diameters, it is helpful to retract the drill at intervals and clear the swarf.’
- ‘The swarf became hot and started to steam, so the loading master called Essex Fire and Rescue Service, who dealt with the incident.’
- ‘There is a perception is that engineering is still cloth caps, oily rags, swarf and metal bashing - however, it isn't like that.’
- ‘Using metal scrap and the steel swarf turned out from munition factories, blending in nickel, vanadium and manganese they created the high-speed tool steels that the arms factories were crying out for.’
Mid 16th century: either from Old English geswearf ‘filings’ or from Old Norse svarf ‘file dust’.
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.