Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Enamelwork in which hollows made in a metal surface are filled with coloured enamels.as modifier ‘enamelling using the champlevé technique’
- ‘About half the applied decoration is champlevé enamel and a further third tinning, a thin coating of a tin-rich alloy covering some or all of the brooch's surface (often erroneously described as silvering).’
- ‘In order to master this living material requiring extremely delicate handling, Piaget has used the famous technique of champlevé enamelling.’
- ‘The incursions of invading peoples drove the Celtic enamellers westwards to Ireland, where the art of champlevé enamelling enjoyed a late flowering.’
- ‘More recently, champlevé was achieved by acid etching into the metal.’
- ‘Some of the earliest examples of champlevé come from the Celtic period.’
French, from champ ‘field’ + levé ‘raised’.
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.