Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large piece of shaped timber fitted horizontally in the bows of a ship, used to connect the sides to the stem.
- ‘The breasthook is glued and fastened to the stem before the stem is attached to the frame.’
- ‘I built breasthooks out of some 3/4’ pine shelving that was left over from another project.’
- ‘I plan to bring the cloth over the breasthook on each end and this should add further strength.’
- ‘An open paddle canoe is a traditional canoe with gunwales, breasthooks, yokes and seats.’
- ‘Then I sanded the edges of the decks to fit and just glued them to the bulkheads, breasthooks, and each other.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.