Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A staircase which has no well and a bend of 180° in it, usually at a landing halfway between floors.
- ‘It held many interesting features including fish-scale shingles, hooded windows and a dog-leg staircase between floors.’
- ‘The only way down from either floor is a dog-leg stair in one of the bunker-like concrete service cores which must rank as a disappointment.’
- ‘A plain but solid dog-leg staircase leads upstairs, jutting back behind the house to allow more space inside.’
- ‘If you are attempting to decorate or renovate a dog-leg staircase then it is best to use a combination of ladders, scaffolding and platforms.’
- ‘The dog-leg staircase contained within the wall is unusual compared to similar towers which have spiral staircases.’
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.