One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘So he pushed a thickish book towards me, asking me to check if my name was in there.’
- ‘With the machine still running, add enough oil to make a thickish paste (about five to six tablespoons).’
- ‘Cut in thickish slices with a serrated knife (delicately pushing aside any pit that the blade encounters) and serve warm, at room temperature or cold.’
- ‘Blend until smooth, then add three tablespoons of oil and about the same of warm water - enough to make a thickish purée. Season to taste and then spoon into a shallow dish.’
- ‘‘I will,’ he said and wrapped an arm around her thickish waist.’
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