Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] Steel given a wavy pattern by hammer-welding strips of steel and iron followed by repeated heating and forging, used chiefly for knife and sword blades. Such items were often marketed in Damascus during the medieval period.→ damask
- ‘The swords included some fantastic examples of Damascus steel, which I never understood how or why had become a ‘lost art’.’
- ‘On the uptown models you're more likely to find the 3.5-inch blade done up in exquisitely patterned Damascus steel, and the knifemaker offers a wide range of exotic handle materials such as fossil mammoth ivory and pearl.’
- ‘Forged from several types of steel including stainless, Damascus steel has been used to make superior knife blades for thousands of years.’
- ‘While many of his peers buy their Damascus steel from artisans, Kirk forges his own and shapes it to perfection.’
- ‘Osborne's Model 31 dagger demonstrates the knifemaker's incredible for modernizing an age-old subject - in Damascus steel no doubt!’
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.