Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A machine which produces material for use in veneering by rotating a log longitudinally against a blade.
- ‘The easiest way to slash the upper fleece layer is to insert a narrow cutting strip between it and the base layer and use a rotary cutter.’
- ‘Hem overskirts sewn from very fine, netting-type meshes by trimming them neatly with sharp shears or a rotary cutter - it's the same finish you'll find on expensive ready-to-wear.’
- ‘Two large North American flock manufacturers cut nylon tow with rotary cutters, which generate fibers of less-precisely defined length.’
- ‘Using a rotary cutter and ruler, carefully slash open down the channel center.’
- ‘For many garments, facings and interfacings can be eliminated and the edges can be finished using a rotary cutter with a pinking or wavy blade.’
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.