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(Chiefly British) a cotton cloth with a glossy, waterproofed surface (in the United States chiefly called enamelled cloth).
2Cotton cloth originally but in later use not necessarily made in the United States, traded in the Levant and Africa.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Catalogue of the Great Exhibition.
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.