Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An early device for duplicating handwriting, in which a pen with a small toothed wheel pricks holes in a sheet of waxed paper, which is then used as a stencil.
Duplicate with a cyclostyle.‘a cyclostyled leaflet’
- ‘McCartney's reply bore all the marks of a cyclostyled circular for dissident party members.’
- ‘Travellers from India brought me copies of underground newsletters, cyclostyled or badly printed on cheap paper, their ink smudged but their message clear, eloquent testimony both to the people's despair and their defiance.’
- ‘They cyclostyled a few hundred copies, and released them on a bank holiday.’
- ‘Enclosed with his letter were a few poems, submitted for a cyclostyled magazine I ran with some friends in Allahabad.’
- ‘For many years he has published News from Fields and Slums, which began as a cyclostyled monthly magazine.’
Late 19th century: from cyclo- ‘circular’ + the noun style.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.