Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large globular plastic bottle with a narrow neck, typically protected by a frame and used for holding acids or other corrosive liquids.
- ‘For experiments using the six natural resource assemblages, we collected the water i n 20 - L polyethylene carboys, and immediately screened the water through an 80-p.m mesh to remove other zooplankton.’
- ‘Only two months were left of our field season, and that was spent largely on cross-country skis, hauling sleds laden with carboys full of seawater.’
- ‘At each station a composite vertical series of five 3 liter water samples were taken above the photic zone and placed in a carboy, mixed, and a 500 ml sample drawn off and fixed with Lugol's solution.’
- ‘Fill the carboy just to the neck, but not so full that bubbles from residual fizzing will reach the mouth.’
- ‘The large show carboys in the window, containing coloured water, became the familiar sign of the chemist and druggist.’
- ‘Then you transfer the wort to a glass carboy, preferably, although you can use a plastic bucket with a well fitting lid (this is a bad idea but some people do brew this way) and you pitch the yeast.’
- ‘Many wines spend considerably more time in wood than the legal minimum and are sometimes aged in 20-l / 5-gal glass carboys, or garrafoes, before bottling.’
- ‘It doesn't take long to mix it and put it into the standard 23 litre plastic carboys.’
- ‘We're again buying 25-litre carboys of drinking water.’
- ‘Stainless steel containers, and glass bottles and carboys (larger containers) are best.’
Mid 18th century: from Persian qarāba ‘large glass flagon’.
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.