Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The last six lines of a sonnet.
- ‘The beginning octave of this sonnet fits poorly with the sestet.’
- ‘Or as Grafton puts it, in rhyming sestets, the footnote has the power to ‘buttress and undermine, at one and the same time’.’
- ‘In the sestet we hear his revealingly equivocal reply to the proffered charge of aloofness.’
rare A sextet.
Early 19th century: from Italian sestetto, from sesto, from Latin sextus a sixth.
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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.