Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A high-backed Windsor chair with a straight top rail.[as modifier] ‘a comb-back rocker’
- ‘The comb-back Windsor armchair with traces of its original paint dates to about 1770 and comes from Rhode Island.’
- ‘Nearby is a New Hampshire comb-back rocking chair of about 1825 that retains its original red paint with freehand cream-colored decoration.’
- ‘Fan-back chairs, which bear resemblance to comb-backs, were the second Windsor style developed.’
- ‘This is essentially a replica of one of the later, very stylish comb-backs from Philadelphia.’
- ‘Because this was such a popular style, antique Windsor chairs are plentiful, and relative bargains can be found (though prices for some rare and distinctive comb-backs soar).’
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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.