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Each of a pair of pieces of leather or other material worn over the shoulders as part of the accoutrements of an armoured knight or man-at-arms.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Morte Arthure. From Anglo-Norman alette, specific use of alette little wing from ale wing + -ete; compare -et.
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.