Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Give a new binding to (a book)‘the Book of Kells was repaired and rebound in 1953 in four volumes’→ rebound
- ‘The sewn paper binding seems sturdy enough, but libraries will likely want to rebind the book for their collections.’
- ‘He absorbed complete sections of the Encyclopaedia Britannica while rebinding a worn ‘E to F’ volume, returning again and again to the article on electricity.’
- ‘Until it was rebound a few years ago, the book consisted of two stout volumes in the Public Record Office.’
- ‘Miss Beatrice Forder was responsible for rebinding the Winchester Bible in the cathedral and, for a time, was employed to repair some of the city archives.’
- ‘So, my present mind is to direct the solicitors for the appellants to uplift the appeal books, take out the confidential papers, rebind them, and go from there.’
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.