Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Pick up the phone and get a posse together, cowpoke!’
- ‘Between farm work and treating the injuries of cowpokes, Maggie is able to put together a decent life for her family.’
- ‘It isn't going to be easy to convince her that we are just a couple of run-of-the-mill cowpokes.’
- ‘These two saddle-weary cowpokes have been riding the range together for about 10 years when the story begins.’
- ‘From its start in the 1920s, it was a hobby - an amusing interpretation of American hobos and cowpokes.’
- ‘At first glance it seems an odd fit, this touch of cosmopolitan chic in a land of cowpokes and pickup trucks.’
- ‘Murals of deserts populated with wagon trails, circling bald eagles and cowpokes chasing cattle fill the walls.’
- ‘I marvel at everything from a three-handed cowpoke to a lasso that can turn into a bridge.’
- ‘Finally, on a high ridge overlooking the town of Empire, the cowpokes halted.’
- ‘Singing cowpokes even penned some of our favorite tunes, from yuletide classics to country standards.’
- ‘Those cowpokes are concerned about recoil so they can shoot faster.’
- ‘All the bulls get excited, everybody gets trampled, and we cowpokes spend the next few days trying to gather in the strays.’
- ‘He's a tired and sleepy little cowpoke and that makes him somber.’
- ‘I wonder how the folk of Edinburgh might treat a wee refugee Glasgow cowpoke seeking asylum in the east.’
- ‘In his final 18 years, Harman produced oils, drawings, and bronzes of rodeos, cowpokes and other rustic scenes.’
- ‘The cowpoke's folksy simile became ‘as high as an elephant's eye.’’
- ‘I recently saw a video of some real authentic-looking cowpokes hanging around a pasture.’
- ‘They might not have liked that kind of dishonesty in a young cowpoke.’
- ‘The film introduces audiences to a varied collection of Americans - from a Vermont dairy farmer to a Colorado cowpoke.’
- ‘Ava smiled as she greeted the auburn-haired cowpoke.’
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