Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Causing terror or horror.‘the warrior's blood-curdling cry’
terrifying, frightening, spine-chilling, hair-raising, chilling, horrifying, petrifying, alarming, shocking, scaringView synonyms
- ‘I half-yelled, half-cried in a blood-curdling scream as the car pulled away and I broke down crying.’
- ‘He began to scream, blood-curdling screams of anguish from the top of his lungs, and Jesse was at a complete loss as of what to do.’
- ‘He let go of her with a blood-curdling scream and backed away.’
- ‘He answered with a blood-curdling scream that could be heard across two blocks.’
- ‘Then a blood-curdling scream filled the gray, terrifying sky.’
- ‘I released the most blood-curdling scream I was capable of.’
- ‘Dialogue is clear; there's some decent base evident; and the screams are effectively blood-curdling.’
- ‘A blood-curdling scream cut through the silence.’
- ‘I swear I must have woken up the entire neighborhood with my inhuman, blood-curdling scream.’
- ‘He heard blood-curdling screams, sounds of unspeakable horrors.’
- ‘A blood-curdling scream pierced the air from behind us.’
- ‘A horrible blood-curdling scream from somewhere to the left froze everyone, and they all looked towards the sound.’
- ‘I don't think she screamed, but a few minutes after that there was just a blood-curdling scream from someone and it put the hair on the back of my neck straight up.’
- ‘During a moment of silence, from several rows behind came the blood-curdling screams, those of a woman.’
- ‘With a blood-curdling scream she fell downwards.’
- ‘Suddenly the atmosphere is shattered by blood-curdling screams.’
- ‘I let out a blood-curdling scream as the bike swung round and smashed into the low wall in front of number fifteen.’
- ‘She let out a blood-curdling cry, finally submitting to the pain.’
- ‘Next we were stopped in our tracks by a blood-curdling scream.’
- ‘Then there was another thump at the gates, this time followed by a blood-curdling scream of terror and agony.’
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.