Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A pencil with a plastic or metal case and a thin replaceable lead that may be extended as the point is worn away.
- ‘Yet it has proved a winner, if only because it has carried on the propelling pencil's pioneering work in reviving a handwriting culture among adults.’
- ‘He took out his propelling pencil and wrote £4 in the light hand used in other books.’
- ‘Brochures, birthday cards and souvenir propelling pencils were handed out and passengers travelling in Airways' aircraft were all presented with a gift to commemorate the occasion.’
- ‘In front there is my essential cellphone alongside my favourite drawing pen and, lastly, a good old-fashioned propelling pencil.’
- ‘He has two main tips - think in mini-grids first, and always use a propelling pencil.’
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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.