Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] The action or process of spinning; the conversion of fibres into yarn.‘in fine weather spinning was done out of doors’
- ‘Gandhiji's espousal of khadi is legendary but few are aware that he himself learnt carding and spinning at Mani Bhawan in 1917.’
- ‘Traditional Sumu crafts included spinning, weaving, and dyeing cotton for clothes and household items such as sheets.’
- ‘Fruit of the Loom is transferring its spinning, knitting and dyeing operations to Morocco, where it already employs 1,700 people.’
- ‘A spinning and weaving demonstration was held in the school with glass blowing and pottery behind the Kings Head.’
- ‘I did some spinning in the weekend on the spindle, but I ain't sure of that new link over there.’
- ‘The sea-world over, sailormen love to beguile the days of calm, to put to flight hours of ennui, by the spinning of yarns.’
- ‘Trudy saw him leave every morning as her mother, Clarice, began her spinning and weaving.’
- ‘Six villages were adopted and continuous spinning, processing and weaving work was entrusted to tribal women.’
- ‘Even then, it was calculated that half the cost of a piece of finished cotton cloth was accounted for by the labour of spinning.’
- ‘Moreover, in discussing spinning with a wheel, she notes how much change there was in working conditions as the middle ages continued into the early modern world.’
- ‘For a very long time, fine spinning and weaving, complex dyeing, and embroidery were the finest arts of clothing, and construction was simple where it existed.’
- ‘The women, in terms of their spinning and weaving, obviously, would find a new impetus in working with the produce of their own sheep.’
- ‘In the textile industry much spinning was for long done by peasant-women at home with their spinning-wheels.’
- ‘Quashiba must guess the little man's whole name during the three nights of spinning and weaving.’
- ‘The VFPCK initiative aims at introducing mechanised spinning of yarn out of these stems.’
- ‘Each of these processes probably took place in separate cottages and spinning was seen as a job for women while weaving was seen as a man's job.’
- ‘Their business, however, was anything but wired: construction and spinning.’
[mass noun] An intense form of aerobic exercise performed on stationary exercise bikes and led by an instructor who sets the constantly varying pace.→ spin
- ‘The real beauty of spinning, she says, is that you do vary the types of exercise during a class.’
- ‘Fit into the day his work in teaching spinning at local gyms, and even a bit of modelling, and the week is well and truly used up.’
- ‘She teaches new techniques, including spinning and body pump, which combines choreographed aerobics with weights.’
- ‘I'm sure it must be exhausting spinning at quite that RPM, but I would have thought he could have just taken a breather.’
- ‘Maybe he's just spinning in his office instead.’
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.