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A Japanese wooden shoe with a thong to pass between the first (big) toe and the second toe.
- ‘The small chamber was so quiet that the sound of her geta echoed as she quickly made her way towards the tree.’
- ‘The Master, in formal attire and wearing geta, climbed so rapidly that all the disciples fell behind, far to the rear.’
- ‘With each step as I crept downstairs, my pair of geta hit the wood like horse hooves on stone.’
- ‘We even used to wander around Tokyo, go for a look at Tokyo Tower, wearing geta and dogi.’
- ‘Her geta kept her bare feet protected from the snow, while Izumi's curled body gave her hands some measure of warmth.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.