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- another term for scrap dealer
- ‘He had set up a deal with a scrap merchant to sell the track for £40 a tonne but was arrested before any money changed hands.’
- ‘Nearby a scrap merchant was weighing a crate full of spent shell-cases.’
- ‘If their owners don't claim them soon, they'll be transported to a scrap merchant's and unceremoniously put through the crusher.’
- ‘Firefighters tackled a massive blaze involving at least 100 vehicles at a York scrap merchant's yard today.’
- ‘Screws holding the plaques stolen last month in place were sawn off and it is feared the thieves may attempt to sell them to scrap merchants.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.