Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- see scuttle
- ‘Glad to read you won't have to fight with the coal scuttle anymore.’
- ‘In the front room is a scattering of copper bowls of various sizes, copper coal scuttles, metal templates and copper sheets.’
- ‘But kids had much fun fighting over who was to wash-up, change napkins, make beds, peel spuds, run errands, chop firewood, fill the coal scuttle, and black lead the grate.’
- ‘The document listed coal scuttles, pokers, grates, and fenders, but only one set of andirons.’
- ‘Naturally it has the heritage decor that comes with the genre: dark wood, theatrical red, brazenly swirly carpets, brass coal scuttles and Quality Street faux Victoriana prints.’
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