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A type of short ski about a metre in length, used without ski sticks.
- ‘Where once skiing held the monopoly on the slopes, it now finds itself competing not only with the fatter boards but also with mini-skis, 90 cm in length and otherwise known as snowblades.’
- ‘So it's not so much snowblades I have a problem with, but a large proportion of snowbladers, as they pose a risk to other slope users.’
- ‘Along with snowboards and snowblades, they are the latest skis lead the freeriding movement, said by supporters to be an entirely new approach to skiing.’
- ‘Limited pairs of snowblades can be borrowed once the #5 race fee is paid.’
- ‘We're told that anyone who can get the knack of skating can get the hang of snowblades in a jiffy.’
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.