Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Coverings for a bed, such as sheets and blankets.
bedding, sheets, bed linen, linen, bedcovers, covers, blanketsView synonyms
- ‘You may wish to read it under the bedclothes at night.’
- ‘All the bedclothes were folded and tucked in and the little girl's toys were arranged neatly on top of the bed.’
- ‘Then I heaped the bedclothes on her and in the darkness the silence was unbearable.’
- ‘I collapsed on it, and breathed in the smell of her bedclothes.’
- ‘Kicking off the bedclothes, he began to pace the room, barefoot.’
- ‘She spoke calmly, absent-mindedly adjusting her mother's bedclothes.’
- ‘Tomorrow she would be on her way home, she thought, eyes closing tightly, ignoring the added heat of the bedclothes.’
- ‘It had clean towels, clean bedclothes and, most importantly, a bath with limitless hot water.’
- ‘She would read with a candle under the bedclothes.’
- ‘I lay back in the warm bedclothes, aware of her musky scent covering the linen and myself.’
- ‘She thought he was under the bedclothes in the box room.’
- ‘I gathered the bedclothes around and grimaced as I gingerly stood, then limped toward the door with my makeshift wrap trailing on the floor.’
- ‘Without knowing it, she was trembling under her bedclothes, her knees shaking beneath the linen.’
- ‘During the night the Earl was woken by the sensation of his bedclothes being pulled from him.’
- ‘Rodney's blankets were of a bright green and so were his bedclothes.’
- ‘His wife preferred to read lying down, huddled in the bedclothes with the book close to her face.’
- ‘The bedclothes stirred and Auntie smiled sleepily and he climbed up to have cuddles.’
- ‘Tom and his six brothers are terrified as they huddle under the bedclothes, listening to the ogre coming up the stairs.’
- ‘Adriana disentangled herself from the bedclothes, went to the window, and looked out into the rain-washed garden.’
- ‘Jade rolled over, tangling her legs further in the bedclothes, and squinted at the sunlight coming in through a crack in one of the curtains.’
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.