Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Appearing tired or sleepy.‘an elderly man with a deep-lined, heavy-eyed face’
sleepy, half asleep, dozy, dozing, heavy, heavy-eyed, yawning, nodding, groggy, somnolent, ready for bed, hardly able to keep one's eyes openView synonyms
- ‘She can't shake her queasiness but trudges along, heavy-eyed.’
- ‘She was still thinking of it when he came down to breakfast, heavy-eyed and tremulous.’
- ‘Your brow furrows as you turn over but you're too heavy-eyed to notice.’
- ‘She looked heavy-eyed when she got up the next morning, and Lord Elham was quick to pick up the traces of her disquiet.’
- ‘A heavy-eyed young girl regards us with a momentary speculation, and we get a whiff of foul language from two boys on the kerb.’
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.