Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
often as modifier The strip of land beside a road.‘roadside cafes’
- ‘When traveling across the country, producers set up colorful roadside markets to sell their produce.’
- ‘As she tells it, three young women were sitting in the cab of a pickup truck parked at the roadside in some nameless coastal town.’
- ‘The Bachelor's Button is an old-fashioned flower, a roadside attraction with familiar blue blossoms, also known as the cornflower.’
- ‘Along with the signs, he said, the roadside motels and cafes are themselves art objects.’
- ‘The motley assortment of passengers take refuge in a roadside cafe, where they are soon cut off from the world by the storm and discover that there's a murderer in their midst.’
- ‘Later this year, they hope to have a roadside market store that will not only sell flowers and vegetables, but shirts, hats and books.’
- ‘These non-native species were once planted along roadsides and ditches and introduced into pastures and hayfields.’
- ‘When he was too tired to continue, he parked his car at a roadside scenic overlook.’
- ‘Powell noted the clock on a roadside billboard: 5: 20 p.m.’
- ‘When he first meets her, she is working at a roadside diner and helps him when his car breaks down.’
- ‘Maloney tries hard to create an interlinking narrative: a gripping tableau of IRA spectaculars and disasters, of British intelligence penetrations and of bodies by the roadsides.’
- ‘Further tests may reveal whether planting Neotyphodium-infected robust needlegrass along roadsides could discourage animals from grazing too close to roadways.’
- ‘His intention was to move his unusual trees a hundred miles to the new location and to develop a roadside attraction.’
- ‘Control jointed goatgrass in roadside ditches and other areas that may contaminate the fields.’
- ‘‘These roadside scenes jump out at me,’ he said.’
- ‘‘While common milkweed was often found in corn and soybean fields, the average frequency and patch sizes were much greater along roadsides and in other undisturbed areas,’ says Buhler.’
- ‘The tour will include their greenhouse, fields, washing facility, and roadside market.’
- ‘Training horses to accept traffic, road works and roadside obstacles is more important than ever in these days of litigation and the increasing number of vehicles on the roads.’
- ‘Vincent spends his days driving aimlessly about the French interior, stopping on occasion to read his newspaper in a park or to drink coffee in a roadside cafe.’
- ‘We used to spend all day at the roadside stands, waiting for midmorning customers to dribble in, then the lunch trade, perhaps a rush-hour flurry.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.