Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1trademark Material applied to a tree trunk as a grease band, especially to prevent infestation by insects.
- ‘Make your own sticky trap by smearing Vaseline or Tanglefoot on a yellow surface and hang it up close to where the adults congregate.’
- ‘Dead adult mites were rarely found in the Tanglefoot or inside of the enclosure, indicating that adult mortality was not a major contributor to mite fitness.’
- ‘Ants were excluded by placing Tanglefoot around a tape and wax-paper sleeve at the base of the plant, and by clipping the surrounding vegetation.’
2informal Intoxicating liquor, especially cheap whisky.
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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.