Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Refer to another text or part of a text, typically in order to elaborate on a point.‘the database cross-refers to the printed book’with object ‘the entry cross-refers readers to ‘Style’’
- ‘Crucially, make sure the seller's name and address are the ones on the V5 and cross-refer all paperwork.’
- ‘In very large cellars and in commercial ones where the bin contents changed frequently, it was established practice to use circular bin labels with numbers that would cross-refer to the cellar records.’
- ‘Extra officers have been drafted in to re-examine original crime scene evidence and to use the Holmes computer, not available in the 1970s, to cross-refer statements and patterns against police databases.’
- ‘Before you know it, government agencies will be able to cross-refer our identity biometrics with our credit rating with our exact location in the country at will.’
- ‘This will also cross-refer with the introduction of biometric passports for all UK citizens from 2008.’
- ‘When looking at Clause 19.5, it was significant that it cross-referred to Clause 19.6.’
- ‘The final column sets out the reasons for accepting/rejecting each recommendation; where the proposal is to accept, this column merely cross-refers to the relevant reasoning contained in the Inspector's Report.’
- ‘The fragments form a cross-referring network rather than a linear argument.’
- ‘It expressly cross-refers to other material.’
- ‘Ignoring the chronology, it extended to some 149 paragraphs and cross-referred to dozens of the documents in the lever arch file exhibits.’
- ‘Perhaps what should be considered is a better system for cross-referring reports, precluding duplication.’
- ‘Each instance of export will be cross-referred with the register maintained by the Economy Ministry to verify whether a transaction deals with goods of potential dual use.’
- ‘It can cross-refer to the Herald's property pages, and then to a website with editorial on home improvements.’
- ‘That cross-referred to an interview inside which noted that York's great dame has a passion for needlework.’
- ‘There are 80 poems and a Prologue but they don't usually read as individually complete poems - they cross-refer, build up, pull in different directions.’
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.