Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A burn caused by sudden intense heat, as from a nuclear explosion.
- ‘The heat from this arc can cause superficial flash burns to exposed body parts, typically the face and hands.’
- ‘All of her wounds had been cauterized by the flash burns, which kept her from bleeding to death.’
- ‘He was blown clear of the house onto the pavement outside and found suffering from flash burns, cuts and bruises.’
- ‘The flash of thermal radiation produces these flash burns right after the explosion.’
- ‘The survivors had severe flash burns and required grafting on both hands.’
flash burn/ˈflaSH ˌbərn/
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.