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Of a cross: (a) (Heraldry) having the extremities cleft and terminated in the heads of serpents, or (later) of eagles, lions, or other animals; (b) having a handle or handles, or a loop or ring resembling a handle.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Holme (1627–1700), herald painter. Apparently from classical Latin anser goose + -ated; compare quot. 1688.
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.