Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A chip or splinter of stone inserted into wet mortar.
sliver, shiver, chip, shard, needleView synonyms
- ‘Downstream of the gallets, a wind-up device is arranged for the after-stretched polyester filaments.’
- ‘The walls have a foundation of 1.35 meters high, and are also made of gallets.’
- ‘Between the individual gallets, working elements, for example heating devices such as plate heaters can be provided.’
- ‘On four warm plates carefully invert the potato gallets and give them a good shake to loosen the potatoes from the moulds.’
Early 18th century: from French galet rounded beach pebble, from Old French gal pebble, stone.
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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.