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no object To hit against something. Now Maritime Law: (of a vessel) to collide with another which is stationary, or with a static object or structure.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Nathan Bailey (d. 1742), lexicographer and schoolmaster. From classical Latin allīdere to dash or strike (against), to be shipwrecked from al-, variant of ad- + laedere to hurt, injure.
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.