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[mass noun] A dense growth of shrubs and other plants, especially under trees in woodland; undergrowth:‘she fought her way through the underbrush, beating back the shin-tangle tearing at her skirt’
- ‘A quarter of a mile farther up, there was a good campin' place on a little bench under a rock ledge and a clump of shintangle.’
- ‘The trail fizzled into a shin-tangle of huckleberry brush that hung down the mountain like matted dog hair.’
- ‘Nothing else was about except for the birds, making for cover under the shintangle.’
- ‘My Dad has been there and seen a lot of tracks where the elk and deer have been in the clearcut, moving toward a "shin-tangle" for the day.’
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.