Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The capital and chief port of the Philippines, on the island of Luzon; population 1,660,700 (est. 2007)
1The strong fiber of a Philippine plant, used for rope, matting, paper, etc.as modifier ‘Manila rope’See also abaca
- ‘This is not the case certainly with the fine ropes of Manilla hemp, which, though stronger than the best Russian hemp, are almost useless when worn out.’
- ‘Later, the business world turned to Manila hemp, accelerated by the Japanese Industrial Revolution.’
- ‘Abaca is not a hemp but since hemp was the main source of fibres for centuries, the abaca fibre was named Manila hemp.’
- ‘Sansevieria or bow-string hemp has been tested in Florida as a possible substitute for Manila hemp.’
- ‘Sisal hemp is only slightly inferior in quality to Manila hemp.’
- ‘Therefore, we arrived at a feasible product through mixing the silk fiber with the Manila hemp fiber.’
- ‘And yet the introduction on a large scale of Manila hemp into the European markets in place of Russian hemp would have more than a commercial and industrial importance!’
- ‘Manila paper is made chiefly from old Manila hemp ropes and is valuable as a strong wrapping paper.’
- ‘Daimler-Chrysler plans to utilize locally available natural fibers such as Manila hemp
- ‘Abaca, another member of the ‘hard’ fibre group is the Spanish name for what is more widely called Manila hemp, and is indigenous to the Philippines.’
- 1.1 Strong brown paper, originally made from Manila hemp.
- ‘The bearded man left the room and returned a moment later carrying two thick Manila folders which he handed to Cain.’
- ‘Give each student a sheet of the Manila paper and a piece of white chalk.’
- ‘The assembly saw delegates housed in five-star hotels and carrying upmarket Bonia-brand bags, instead of the usual Manila paper envelopes.’
- ‘‘Here are your transcripts of the plan,’ he said, handing the them a Manilla folder.’
- ‘Marie just rolled her eyes and turned her attention back to the piece of thick Manila paper the teacher was handing out.’
2often as modifier A cigar or cheroot made in Manila.
Late 17th century (as an adjective meaning ‘from Manila’): from Manila.
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.