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Originally: any of several instruments for assisting an observer in identifying stars and constellations, specifically one consisting of a pair of inscribed cones. In recent use: an instrument for observing stars; an astronomical telescope.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Sherburne (d. 1702), translator and poet. From astro- + -scope.
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.