Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- see umber
- ‘This specification covers the pigments commercially known as raw umber and burnt umber.’
- ‘Add 0.4g burnt umber and 0.2g Indian yellow to a mortar, and then add 10 ml gum.’
- ‘She had that psychotic grin on her face, yellow eyes all ablaze as knots of burnt umber threads fell over her shoulders and face, arms spread wide as she sat in that metal seat.’
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