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A long necklace consisting of a fine gold chain and typically set with jewels.
- ‘Delicate diamond designs in the Edwardian taste are combined with the streamlined outlines of the art deco style in the sautoir (long neck chain) lorgnette shown in Plate XIV.’
1930s: French, extended use of the original word which denoted a harness loop used as a stirrup for ‘jumping’ (from sauter ‘to jump’) into the saddle.
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.