Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] Silk treated on one side with oil to make it waterproof.
- ‘First she makes a little roll of her precious letters, wraps them in oiled silk, and binds them with twine.’
- ‘G. Ashman's aquatic glove improved upon the original 1855 life preserver patent by adding webbing between the fingers of non-absorbent, oiled silk.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.