Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A ship loaded with burning material and explosives and set adrift to ignite and blow up an enemy's ships.
- ‘At this point the English sent in fireships and the Armada scattered in disarray.’
- ‘The French were badly beaten and when they sought shelter were assailed by fireships and boarding parties.’
- ‘This enabled the English to disperse his fleet by a fireship attack and strong winds blew it into the North Sea.’
- ‘The running battle up the Channel was inconclusive, and only the English fireship attack on the Armada's anchorage off Calais broke the stalemate.’
- ‘On the left of the picture, meanwhile, English fireships set out towards the approaching Armada.’
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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.