Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An impression hammered or stamped on a coin.
- ‘Although the reverse sides of these coin still have only the simple incuses, the frontal sides have diversified designs which symbolize the city the coin was issued.’
- ‘Pennsylvania marks are a coarse incuse or zig-zag border that speak of handmade stamps, and are often large (onequarter inch or more).’
- ‘Smaller coin has one square incuse and larger coin has two square incuses on obverse and rough surface on reverse.’
Mark (a coin) with a figure by impressing it with a stamp.
- ‘The Diamonds around the rim are incused into the chip rim for the true professional look.’
- ‘The master hub was raised or incused, because the metal was removed to leave the design of the galvano.’
- ‘Since the image is raised on the coin adhering to the die, the image on the brockage is incused and reversed - a true mirror image.’
Early 19th century: from Latin incusus forged with a hammer, past participle of incudere, from in- into + cudere to forge.
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.