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An Australian tree or erect shrub with long, stiff grass-like leaves. Flowering in some species is stimulated by fire.Also called grass tree
- ‘But then the impression is spiked by a ‘blackboy’ at the roadside, a stout trunk sprouting grass, and by the ragged-barked trees that just don't behave as they do at home.’
- ‘Well just here you've got the grass tree, or as some people used to call them, blackboys.’
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.