Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A cup with a partial cover that protects the moustache of the person drinking from it.
- ‘Much of the cargo of plates, dolls, moustache cups, schnapps glasses, pianos and the like remained on the wreck after it sank.’
- ‘One era's artifacts become another's source of antiques; for example, moustache cups and chamberpots.’
- ‘We rarely find these interesting moustache cups and to find one totally intact with the saucer is surely unusual.’
- ‘The auction was rather unique in that all the items, apart from just one or two, were moustache cups.’
- ‘There were mugs, moustache cups, pot de cremes, trays, decanter bottles, baskets, compotes, covered bouillons, ladles, shot glasses and tea caddies.’
- ‘A sentimental regard for the good old days is well enough for a collector of moustache cups.’
- ‘A Delft windmill, a Minton moustache cup or a pitcher of Spode or Wedgwood -- these to me were things of beauty and worthy of a place in my collection.’
- ‘You can watch carpenters and blacksmiths in action, check out cosmetics and soaps of the day, buy moustache cups, or try your hand at bowling.’
- ‘This porcelain moustache cup and saucer was probably made in Scotland, and has been hand painted with enamels.’
- ‘I enjoy their freshness and wit: who would expect to find a moustache cup in a contemporary designer collection?’
- ‘When in place the adaptor permits a person to drink but prevents the liquid within the cup from coming in contact with the drinker's moustache, thereby converting any conventional drinking cup into a typical moustache cup.’
- ‘Everything from shaving plates and moustache cups to lady razors, postcards, shaving sticks, mugs and strops.’
- ‘I have a shelf full of moustache cups, and use most of them when the opportunity presents itself.’
- ‘When Ma was still alive she had moustache cups on various shelves in her house.’
- ‘Some of these are moustache cups and some are shaving mugs.’
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.