Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for andiron
- ‘Many of the cast-iron firedogs are reproduced from the original 16th to 18th Century patterns.’
- ‘He also designed eminently practical and sleek kettles, firedogs, fenders, and fire screens.’
- ‘Take the pair of silvered bronze firedogs made in the style of the late seventeenth century that ornamented the fireplace of the Grand Salon.’
- ‘Firedogs were made to occupy the tall and wide fireplaces in the principal rooms of Venetian palazzi.’
- ‘The most spectacular of these is the Capel Garmon firedog from North Wales, with its magnificent horns and elaborate and fanciful manes.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.