Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A steel plate with threaded holes for making male screws.
- ‘To make a bolt, a smith clamped the screw plate onto a rod of cold, soft iron and turned it down the rod.’
- ‘Presumably he used the screw plates to make steel taps for threading nuts as needed.’
- ‘The sharp, flat surfaces of the new thread departed from the more rounded ‘U’ shape of the old threads made with a two-piece screw plate.’
- ‘The resulting tap could then be used to make a matching screw plate.’
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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.