Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The tendency of a liquid in a capillary tube to rise as a result of surface forces.
- ‘That is, he wanted to rule out other types of attraction such as capillary attraction of water to a surface or a strongly polar surface.’
- ‘Recent research confirms that the adhesive effects are due to van der Waals forces rather than capillary attraction or suction.’
- ‘The filler metal is distributed between the closely fitted surfaces of the joint by capillary attraction.’
- ‘The mechanism for joining by soldering involves three closely related factors: 1) wetting, 2) alloying, and 3) capillary attraction.’
- ‘In physics we had things called teat pipettes, and they have a bit of capillary attraction in them so that fluid flows vertically upwards, sucked magically to higher levels.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
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.