Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An inclined disc revolving on an axle and giving reciprocating motion to a part in contact with it.
- ‘The IVT uses a swash plate design that imparts reciprocating motion via the inclination of a faceplate on a shaft relative to the axis of rotation.’
- ‘Air bubbles under extreme pressures, like those found at the swash plate and pistons of a piston pump, explode.’
- ‘Multi-piston swash plate type compressor with arrangement for internal sealing and for uniform distribution of refrigerant to cylinder bores’
- ‘From the pilot's position, you can look up and aft and see the swash plate.’
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.