Ten Things You Didn’t Know Had Names
Here are ten things and I didn’t even know that these things (or their parts) had names.
1. The head of an axe
and even... a butt
). Don't believe me? Take a look by yourselves: By RainboxRed - Own work, FAL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1994596
. It's a really complex tool.
2. A ferrule
is the metal band that binds the bristles or hair of a brush to its handle. Want to see it? Sure: By Vinegartom at English Wikipedia - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2191794
. Pretty interesting.
3. Every toe has got own name (even more than one):
The first toe, also known as the hallux ("big toe", "great toe" or "thumb toe"), the innermost toe.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toe#Structure
The second toe, "long toe" or "pointer toe", "index toe"
The third toe, or "middle toe" or "long toe"
The fourth toe, or "ring toe"
The fifth toe, "baby toe", "little toe", "pinky toe", "small toe", "tiny toe" or "wee toe", the outermost toe
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4. The indentation at the bottom of some wine bottles is called either the kick
. It gives added strength to the bottle, but lessens its holding capacity. If you're not a wine drinker you probably don't understand which part is described here. A picture to clarify it: By Aurélien Mole - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17413083 An empty (Bordeaux-style) wine bottle with a punt at its base.
5. Belt's buckle has elements and each one has own name: prong
. Take a look: By 20040302 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17046281
6. In human anatomy, Columella nasi
, the fleshy external end of the nasal septum (in other words, it's a part of our noses).
7. The symbol #
is most commonly known as the number sign
, or pound sign
in English (There are a lot of other English names of #: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_sign#Other_names_in_English
). It's 井号 (jing hao) for Chinese.
8. The symbol ❧
) has also some names. It's called fleuron
, the term derives from the Old French: floron ("flower"). It is aka a printers' flower
, or more formally as an aldus leaf
, hedera leaf
"), or hedera symbol
9. The end of a hammer head (opposite the striking face) is called the peen
. Clarification: By William Henry Dooley - Applied science for wood-workers, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9889865
are small beadlike pieces of candy, used for decorating cookies, cakes, and sundaes. A colorful photo for you: By Wiggum - Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=979020
(A form of dragée: "Liebesperlen" sweets (love pearls)