Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1(especially of hair) short, stiff, and spiky:‘a bristling beard’
thick, shaggy, unruly, fuzzy, rough, bristling, bristly, fluffy, woolly, luxuriant, exuberant, spreadingView synonyms
- ‘Only the faint ridge of bristling fur along her spine revealed the emotion that seethed within.’
- ‘Within moments of their arrival, a tall, heavy-set man with a large bristling mustache hurried over.’
- ‘The body is covered by thick long fur with a brown patch of bristling hair.’
- ‘His fingertips touched the bristling hair on the dog's neck.’
- ‘A burly man who seemed to be all bristling black hair thumped Sam on the shoulder.’
2Aggressively brisk or tense:‘he fills the screen with a restless, bristling energy’
- ‘His lefty politics had a bristling integrity, yet weren't so extreme as to be inaccessible or unrealistic.’
- ‘She didn't understand his distance; was frightened by the bristling edge of his usually conciliatory demeanor.’
- ‘The bristling energy has been turned inward, resulting in an unprecedented illusion of warmth.’
- ‘Accordingly, the bristling argument for Shelley's misinterpreted morality spawns an even more daring reclamation.’
- ‘The success of the exhibit was further evidence of the bristling energy and dynamism of Houston's art scene.’
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.