Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
At an angle of approximately 45°; diagonally.‘he laid the cloth cornerwise on the polished table’
crossways, crosswise, from corner to corner, slanting, slanted, aslant, slant, slantwise, sloping, oblique, inclined, inclining, tilted, tilting, angled, at an angle, cornerwiseView synonyms
- ‘There at church they all wore bright-colored handkerchiefs, folded once cornerwise and tied over their heads and under their chins.’
- ‘No one can outrun someone by running backwards, so don't try… if you are facing someone and decide to run, step cornerwise back, turning and running at the same time.’
- ‘This design shows the Arms of the Company supported by men in armour, with four Knaves of Clubs set cornerwise.’
- ‘The concept is simple - you have to draw 5 dots in line either horizontally, vertically or cornerwise.’
- ‘First one player then the other places a peg in a hole, each striving to get a ‘mill’ (three pegs in a row but not cornerwise) and also to prevent his opponent from getting a mill.’
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.