Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An abundant rock-forming mineral typically occurring as colorless or pale-colored crystals and consisting of aluminosilicates of potassium, sodium, and calcium.
- ‘These granite dikes are composed almost totally of potassium feldspar and quartz.’
- ‘Its most abundant mineral is feldspar, which accounts for two-thirds of the Earth's crust.’
- ‘Minerals such as feldspar, which are insoluble in water, will not give a positive test.’
- ‘Quartz is associated most commonly with aegirine and potassium feldspar as well as zircon.’
- ‘Larger crystals of feldspar and quartz dominate the host rock.’
Mid 18th century: alteration of German Feldspat, Feldspath, from Feld field + Spat, Spath spar (see spar). The form felspar is by mistaken association with German Fels rock.
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.