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- New Zealand term for cattle grid
- ‘Garden ponds, cattle stops and drains can be death traps for hedgehogs, so cover any ponds or drains with mesh.’
- ‘She stopped at green lights and negotiated roundabouts like cattle stops - wait till there's only a few cars and then go over it.’
- ‘We drove across a large embankment and then across a small bridge and then over a cattle stop and we were on Rangitoto.’
- ‘Councillors were less keen on sealing the approaches to cattle stops as they wish to review the placement and number of cattle stops allowed on district roads.’
- ‘In the 1850s the Orange and Alexandria railroad was built in the southern part, and two cattle stops were built beside the tracks on Bush Hill land.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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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.