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A warehouse, especially at a port.
Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From Hindi bhaṇḍsāl, bhansāl storehouse, in α and some forms perhaps with remodelling of the first element after bank or its Romance equivalents, and in some forms probably with remodelling of the second element after hall.
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.