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A paper bag provided in an aircraft or ship as a receptacle for vomit.
- ‘He said he had used the cabin restroom before the plane departed but had to go again and finally reached for the air-sickness bag.’
- ‘The only thing that will keep her amused on the airplane is when I pretend to vomit into the airsickness bag.’
- ‘Suddenly there is laughter, cheering and pointing and I strain to see what has happened - the first soldier to throw up is using his airsickness bag.’
- ‘It was the kind of sudden drop - after a rapid ascent - that could get the most seasoned traveler fumbling for an airsickness bag.’
- ‘Should one be required, airsickness bags are, as always, located in the seat pocket in front of you.’
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.