Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Long-stapled wool with straight, parallel fibers, suitable for combing and making into high-quality fabrics, in particular worsted.Compare with carding wool
- ‘Light burr in combing wools can be removed by mechanical action.’
- ‘All three contracts call for the delivery of merino combing wool.’
- ‘Bedford, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, and Norfolk has been accounted the longest and finest combing wool.’
- ‘Complementing its full carding wool range, it is able to offer scoured combing wools to meet the most discerning wool top maker's requirements.’
- ‘In recent years the company has branched into combing wools and are now commanding a considerable share of the market, with some 75,000 bales of combing wool being exported in 1998 / 1999.’
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.