Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for sheaf
- ‘The cultures of the past recorded their reflections of daily life, whether they were figures of Pharaohs strutting across a wall of hieroglyphics or scenes of Russian peasant women sheaving wheat.’
- ‘The two women at the left and right have bent down to sheave the crops.’
- ‘But like the quest for the Holy Grail, SEO is also sheaved in myth and misinformation.’
- ‘But sheaving to carry out particular tasks was a conventional task that those operating these sort of vessels had to approach?’
Late 16th century: from sheaves.
A wheel with a groove for a rope to run on, as in a pulley block.
system of pulleys, hoisting gear, pulley, hoist, block and tackle, crane, winch, davit, windlass, sheaveView synonyms
- ‘A heavier line and finally a steel rope then followed, a wooden box was slung on two steel sheaves from the steel rope and pulled by a steel wire from both ends and a windless operated by an African.’
- ‘According to Plutarch, Archimedes used a polypaston, or block and tackle, with a large number of sheaves.’
- ‘Check on the cables, sheaves and adapters for wear or damage.’
- ‘He replaced the sheaves and pulleys with a direct coupling.’
- ‘The notched wheel shape that is used in a pulley is actually called a sheave, which is more what I meant.’
Middle English: from a Germanic base meaning wheel, pulley.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
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.