Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Remove the lustre from (a textile), typically by chemical treatment:‘delustred acetate fibres’
- ‘Silk and delustered satin are popular often draped with sheer fabrics - embroidered tulle in light simple designs, organza, chiffon or very fine lace.’
- ‘After the drawing process, the fibers were observed to have been delustered to a mild degree.’
- ‘A one-piece slimline gown featuring lace over delustered satin sparkling with bugle beads, sequins and seed beads.’
- ‘For example, the gold or cream delustered satin could be combined with center-front panels of golden-cream brocade.’
- ‘One piece strapless delustered satin, A-line, small train, embroidered in mauve and silver butterfly design.’
- ‘It is free from oversize particles which might adversely affect its performance in fibre delustring and is soft in nature, thus exhibiting low abrasion characteristics.’
- ‘Peau de Soie is a medium to heavy, drapeable fabric with a satin weave and delustered finish.’
- ‘Dyeing and delustering for semi- and fully synthetic spinning solutions.’
- ‘The small particle size also does not deluster the fibers, allowing production of flame retardant bright fibers.’
- ‘The cloth often has a dull appearance, which is achieved in the case of manufactured fibres by delustring.’
- ‘The effect was to deburr or deluster the part.’
- ‘It is used as a filler for very opaque paper, as an opacifier in glassware, in the manufacture of paints or plastics, in the ceramic or rubber industries and for delustring viscose rayon.’
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.