plural noun Slang.
small, protruding, reflecting ceramic tiles used on some roads instead of painted lines to mark lanes.
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Word Fact: What’s the Name for the Dot Over the i and j?
While many languages, such as Arabic and Hebrew, add specific accents to the letters or characters throughout their alphabet, the English alphabet has only two letters that include a diacritic dot. This mark is added to a letter to signal a change in either the sound or meaning of a character. What is the additional name of this curious dot that hovers over the ninth …
Origin of Botts dots
after Elbert D. Botts (born 1893), U.S. chemist, who developed them
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