Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A fabric with raised uncut loops of thread covering both surfaces, used especially for towels:[as modifier] ‘a terry nappy’
- ‘Blot out excess moisture with a terry cloth towel.’
- ‘Sylvie could see her legs were good, even though her feet were stuffed into big terry cloth slippers.’
- ‘She quickly grabbed a nearby towel and threw on her terry cloth robe.’
- ‘Using a fabric button kit from the craft or fabric store, cover a large button with fabric to coordinate with your sandals - blue terry cloth and red-and-white gingham in this case.’
- ‘Each room is richly appointed with goose down comforters, plush terry robes, oversized bathtubs, high-speed Internet access lines, a safe and mini bar.’
- ‘Nappies were terry towelling and had to be washed by hand.’
- ‘Stepping out of the shower, I wrapped the hotel's white terry cloth towel around my dripping wet body.’
- ‘If the design curls when it's dry, press the design from the wrong side on a thick terry cloth towel, using a warm iron.’
- ‘This multipurpose mop comes with two washable cotton terry covers that can be used dry to sweep up dust and wet to wash floors.’
- ‘This mid-weight pullover is made of French terry cotton, making it soft and durable.’
- ‘The scrub person drapes the infant warmer with sterile terry cloth towels and ensures that there are two bulb syringes and cord clamps in the warmer.’
- ‘Blot the stain with a clean, white towel or terry cloth towel.’
- ‘Wash and wipe down surfaces with a clean, terry cloth towel.’
- ‘I'm going to be offering home trials in the new nappies which aren't like the old terry towelling squares with pins.’
- ‘He is wearing a light blue terry cloth golf shirt, and navy cords.’
- ‘Having come a long way from boiling terry nappies many non-disposables use biodegradable linings and act like disposables.’
- ‘Cotton towels come in many textures and weaves ranging from the common terry cloth to the more complex jacquard.’
- ‘Fleece picks up lint easily and a fleece garment washed with wool socks or terry towels will never look the same again.’
- ‘Walking out of the bathroom, Siobhan wrapped her white terry cloth robe around her body and picked a book off the shelf.’
- ‘Nelson stepped from his shower, wrapped in his blue terry cloth robe, with a white towel draped around his neck.’
Late 18th century: of unknown origin.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.