Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Barium sulfate in the form of a white powder used in making pigments and paper.
- ‘The major drawback to the lead filler is that it turns black on exposure to sulfur, so chalk or blanc fixe were used instead.’
- ‘I can render opaque pigment translucent/transparent with blanc fixe and keep the paint - pigment rich and oil poor.’
blanc fixe/ˈblaNGk ˈfiks//bläN ˈfēks/
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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.