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[mass noun] Broken blue stone used for road-making.
- ‘With nature neatly surveyed, fenced and buried under bricks and blue metal, the need to assert their ascendancy over the natural world was reduced.’
- ‘When we played kick-to-kick at school we did it on the gravel, when we played vigorous games at home we did it in a gravel backyard strewn with blue metal to keep the weeds at bay.’
- ‘Instead of using lucerne hay, compost or cane tops to cover the beds, mulch should consist of hard materials such as gravel, pebbles or blue metal.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.