10 Common Things You Never Knew the Name Of
Just about everything has a name. Whether it be a tip of a shoelace, spat-out food, or ringing in the ears, most things we have or use frequently have names. Here are 10 words you probably never knew but should have.
The tip of a shoelace to keep the shoelace from unraveling. (This is probably the most-used example of a common thing nobody knows the name of.)
a metal tag or sheath at the end of a lace used for tying, as of a shoelace.
Food that is meant to be spit out, such as pits, seeds, or bones
food that is spit out, like pits or seeds
The ringing or sounding of bells. (The medical definition is the buzzing or ringing in ears.)
the ringing or sound of bells.
The metal part of a pencil that keeps the eraser in place.
a short metal sleeve for strengthening a tool handle at the end holding the tool.
(Yes, there are many applications; one happens to be the end of a pencil.)
The lights you see when you close your eyes hard or press them.
a luminous image produced by mechanical stimulation of the retina, as by pressure applied to the eyeball by the finger when the lid is closed.
A one-word name for an eighth note used mostly in Britain.
Music (chiefly British). an eighth note.
The part in which a tool such as a knife or chisel is attached to its handle.
a long and slender projecting strip, tongue, or prong forming part of an object, as a chisel, file, or knife, and serving as a means of attachment for another part, as a handle or stock.
The string hanging from a graduation cap.
A long scarf or cord attached to and hanging from a hood.
A part of the body "falling asleep" usually caused by constant pressure on nerves or lack of movement. This is usually followed by paresthesia.
Numbness of an extremity due to pressure on the sensory nerve.
The "pins and needles" feeling after an obdormition.
a sensation of pricking, tingling, or creeping on the skin having no objective cause and usually associated with injury or irritation of a sensory nerve or nerve root