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(A motion of the air causing) a local disturbance of the surface of a body of water, especially a lake, during generally calm weather.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Robinson (d. 1719), natural philosopher.
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.