Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Having a valence of four.
- ‘In 1857, he suggested that the carbon atom was tetravalent, that is, it could bond with four other atoms.’
- ‘Every node in this graph was tetravalent: connected by four edges to four other nodes.’
- ‘Previous ACIP guidelines have recommended a meningococcal tetravalent polysaccharide vaccine for high-risk patients.’
- ‘Electrolytic means have been used to reduce the metal from its tetravalent state to both the bi- and trivalent forms by employing acid electrolytes and electrodes of cither lead, copper, platinum, or mercury jet.’
- ‘These new-generation vaccines are not without risk and at least one, a tetravalent rotavirus vaccine, has been discontinued due to its association with bowel intussusception.’
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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.