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In predicative use: covered with clotted blood or gore; bloody.
Now archaic and rare. Chiefly with all
Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). Originally (in the phrase all agore-blood) shortened from all on a gore blood, all in a gore blood, all of a gore blood; perhaps compare a.
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.