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Designating a substance which hardens on exposure to air, especially steel which was cooled by a blast of air rather than by quenching during manufacture; relating to or characteristic of such a substance.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Franklin Institute.
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.