Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A reddish-purple crystalline compound used in solution in photographic processing and as a mordant in dyeing.
- ‘Mixing gelatin, chrome alum and water makes the gelatin subbing solution.’
- ‘For those that have some interest in the chemistry of this formula, chrome alum is a double sulphate of potassium and chromium.’
- ‘What if you use the slides for immunostaining and you have a nice underlayer of chrome alum below the section?’
- ‘Feel free to increase the concentration of chrome alum, but be aware that the solution becomes deeply colored.’
- ‘In this experiment you will prepare chrome alum KCr 2.12H 2 O by the reduction of potassium dichromate with ethanol.’
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.