Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A metamorphic rock containing granular minerals, typically garnet and pyroxene.
- ‘In similar contrast to the Okenyenya xenolith suite, lithologies such as wehrlite, eclogite and pyroxenite are also absent.’
- ‘Specific rock names that record both the parent rock and its mineralogy are relatively rare, but include eclogite, blueschist, and amphibolite.’
- ‘A large sample of eclogite was collected from a small bay close to Letterfearn.’
- ‘The granulite to eclogite transformation may not occur if water is absent; for example, if ocean crust has been dehydrated as happens when a slab subducts.’
- ‘This textural variety of titanite is common in the more intensely amphibolitized eclogite, and although the mineral-forming reactions are similar to the framboidal-textured varieties, no rutile cores have been found in these grains.’
Mid 19th century: from French, from Greek eklogē selection (with reference to the selective content of the rock) + -ite.
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.