Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A sword with a wide blade, used for cutting rather than thrusting.
- ‘When he reappeared, he had a small pack as well as a broadsword and two smaller swords meant for cooperative use strapped to his back.’
- ‘His arms were thick and muscular, on his back was strapped a thick broadsword, it's hilt made of bronze and silver.’
- ‘Without dismounting, he drew his broadsword and rapped the hilt against the gate.’
- ‘First of which, the hair was in a ponytail and her sword was a black broadsword.’
- ‘The rebels were not only outnumbered but outclassed in weapons, being themselves heavily dependent upon broadswords and shields while their enemies had muskets and bayonets and above all artillery.’
- ‘He raised his sword arm in a fit of rage, preparing to strike her with his broadsword, leaving himself wide open for attack.’
- ‘In the case she noticed a gargantuan broadsword, the blade about four and a half feet long.’
- ‘The battle armour he always wore clanked incessantly against the scabbard of the broadsword at his waist.’
- ‘They brandished war hammers, axes, broadswords, and spears of all shapes and sizes.’
- ‘Suddenly the boy's eyes flashed a dark blue before he began to charge forward, swinging his broadsword with a single arm.’
- ‘The sword was just as deadly as a broadsword but lighter and easier to handle.’
- ‘We started to talk about knives and Mick told me he had a huge collection of knives and swords, ranging from tiny little daggers up to Katanas and Medieval broadswords.’
- ‘He himself took his broadsword, katana and short hunting knife for his leg.’
- ‘The crowd roared as Derryn swung his sword up, the large blade of his broadsword knocking aside the slash aimed at his head.’
- ‘Hung on the walls were swords of every kind: kodachis, katanas, fencing swords, even the heavy and antique broadswords.’
- ‘The axe shaved off an inch of steel off of the broadsword's blade.’
- ‘She saw three men rush in, all carrying broadswords, heavy swords that were almost as hard to block as axes.’
- ‘He leapt from his chair and hurtled around the desk, pausing only for a second at the door to strap on his gun and a broadsword.’
- ‘There was no skill with the long sword, and Jash wielded the broadsword with a shocking incompetence.’
- ‘The armored soldiers, bearing their large broadswords, axes and spears, flooded into the cave, making the only exit closed from escape.’
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.