a slot cut into the end of a rod for the reception of another rod or part to be attached by a cotter.
The Mystery Behind April’s NameWhile the first day of the fourth month of the year is sure to bring plenty of shenanigans, what isn't so certain is where the month's name originated.
D’oh! Words We BlurtEver trip over a sidewalk curb? Fall down a step? Bump into someone on the street? Push a door the wrong way? What’s your first verbal instinct in these moments of surprise? Is it to blurt out some onomatopoetic non-word (QZ.com refers to them quite accurately as “interjections, exclamations, non-lexical conversational sounds”). Well, whatever they are called, we know a few gut-reaction examples (that have …
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