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1A kind of striped or variegated pottery made to resemble agate, usually by mixing coloured clays together.
2rare Enamelled ironware or steel ware for household utensils (now rare).
Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Pitt (1749–1823), writer on agriculture.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.