Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A pungent, toxic liquid, used in making artificial fibers and other polymers.
- ‘It is a polymer of carboxylated butadiene and acrylonitrile, and it first was introduced as an industrial glove.’
- ‘Further research led to the development of a fiber Vinyon N, which is a copolymer of vinyl chloride with acrylonitrile.’
- ‘Acrylic fiber is a synthetic fiber polymerized from acrylonitrile, a combination of acrylic resin and nitrile.’
- ‘The present invention relates to a new fluidized-bed catalyst used in a process of propylene ammoxidation to acrylonitrile.’
- ‘After hydrogenation, each of the four new amines on the ends of the molecule can react with acrylonitrile, resulting in eight new ends.’
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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.