Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A weakly acidic crystalline compound made as an intermediate in the industrial production of ammonia.
- ‘Yabuki et al. described a novel metabolite with a different ring-opening pattern leading to a cyanamide.’
- ‘It re-examined the approval to import and manufacture soluble concentrates containing hydrogen cyanamide to ensure existing controls were adequate to address potential risks.’
- ‘Hydrogen cyanamide reduced fruit set in the first year but not the second.’
- ‘Under this scenario, dormancy-breaking chemicals (such as hydrogen cyanamide, HC) enhance budbreak by diminishing the duration of suppression.’
- ‘Enzymatic activity in extracts of a soil fungus, Myrothecium verrucaria, hydrates the nitrile group of cyanamide with formation of urea.’
- 1.1 A salt of cyanamide containing the anion CN₂²− especially the calcium salt (calcium cyanamide) used as a fertilizer.
- ‘No information is available on the reproductive or developmental effects of calcium cyanamide in humans or animals.’
- ‘The reactivity of the nitrile functional group in calcium cyanamide makes it as a chief industrial raw material.’
Mid 19th century: blend of cyanogen and amide.
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.