Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Each of a pair of organs in the abdominal cavity of mammals, birds, and reptiles, excreting urine.
- ‘The cysts can replace much of the mass of the kidneys and can lead to kidney failure.’
- ‘They each had their own head, arms, legs, brain, heart, lungs, kidneys and liver.’
- ‘On the other hand there are some infants that are born with kidneys that never really developed.’
- ‘She first did some research work in Naples on certain marine worms that live in the kidneys of sea birds.’
- ‘These air bubbles can make their way to the brain, the heart, the kidneys and other vital organs.’
- ‘Kidney transplants are an alternative to dialysis when both kidneys have ceased to function.’
- ‘If the stretching affects both kidneys, then blockage to the urine pipe is possible.’
- ‘I think that the argument there is that it's not as risky as giving one of your kidneys.’
- ‘The soft parts of the body such as the liver, kidneys and spleen can also be looked at in this way.’
- ‘The most common cause is a failure of the kidneys to excrete uric acid fast enough.’
- ‘Thrombosis of the arteries to the kidneys can cause serious kidney damage.’
- ‘According to his mother, his liver, kidneys and muscles then began to break down.’
- ‘You can donate blood, bone marrow, even kidneys and even part of your liver as a living donor.’
- ‘In addition, waste materials cannot be transported properly to the lungs and kidneys for excretion.’
- ‘Treatment must be rapid to protect organs such as the kidneys, lungs, and liver from damage.’
- ‘It acts slowly and mildly on the secreting organs, such as kidneys, skin and bowels.’
- ‘In some cases the infection can spread to other areas of the body such as the eyes, heart, kidneys, brain and skin.’
- ‘It causes the kidneys to get rid of unneeded water and salt from the body into the urine.’
- ‘A small amount of urine drips constantly from your kidneys to your bladder through tubes called ureters.’
- ‘It can also occur in the bowels, kidneys, bones and joints and can cause meningitis.’
- 1.1 The kidney of a sheep, ox, or pig as food.
- ‘Free-range pork is gamey, sweet, tender with just a hint of kidney flavour.’
- ‘And my daughters prefer them to shepherd's pie, steak and kidney pudding or vegetable stew.’
- ‘The steak and kidney pie was another solid item with lots of English gravy and considered to be good value.’
- ‘Follow that with steamed oxtail, beef and veal kidney pudding with roast shallots and buttered carrots.’
- ‘Liver and onions, fish and chips, Lancashire hot pot and steak and kidney pudding will be on the menu.’
- ‘It was definitely home-made, full of lean meat, plenty of kidney and rich gravy.’
- ‘They produce numerous different brands including beef and stout, beef and kidney, wild boar and venison.’
- ‘It's poached skate with fennel or lamb kidney sausage on bacon and onion bread.’
- ‘Steak, kidney and Guinness pie is just one of a number of tasty and filling pub grub dishes featured on Sean's Irish Pub menu.’
- ‘It was just nice to see Tom and my son getting excited because we had enough meat to make a steak and kidney pie.’
- ‘A rare delight is a pig's kidney the size of a fist baked slowly with thyme, tarragon, cream and snippets of bacon.’
- ‘They dish up a real feast: liver, kidney, some wonderful pink medallions.’
- ‘The Pie Committee disbanded itself in indignation, several of whom went down the pub instead, where there were rumours of a nice steak and kidney.’
- ‘The skewer lay on a vol-au-vent filled with a lightly truffled fudge of sweetbread and kidney, a faint lemoniness danced on my tongue.’
- ‘Similarly, the steak and kidney pie is now made with best blade steak rather than chuck beef.’
- ‘Tender meat, plenty of kidney, light pastry and tasty gravy would probably have been enough without the helping of chips.’
- ‘Her recipe had steak and kidney cooking in the batter, but she said that leftover meat could be used.’
- ‘The product names are exchanged for the ingredients of traditional British dishes, such as beans and chips and steak and kidney.’
- ‘Another waitress was close on her heels with the two steak and kidney pies.’
- ‘Breakfast consisted of fried bacon, sausage and kidney, coffee and Vienna rolls.’
- 1.2 Temperament, nature, or kind.‘I hoped that he would not prove of similar kidney’
temperament, nature, character, constitution, make-up, grain, humour, temper, mentality, turn of mindView synonyms
- ‘And now, my hearties, be gay, and gaily read the rest, with ease of body and in the best of kidney!’
- ‘May this missive find its beholder sound of shank and in good kidney.’
Middle English: of obscure origin.
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.