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A disease affecting hawks, apparently characterized by the discharge of fluid from the beak and eyes (not identified.
Late 15th century; earliest use found in The Book of St. Albans. From post-classical Latin agrum, use as noun (short for morbum agrum acute disease) of agrum, variant of acrum, masculine accusative singular of classical Latin ācer sharp, acute.
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.