Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Flooring composed of wooden blocks arranged in a geometric pattern.
- ‘This includes money spent on fitting carpets, laying parquet flooring, installing new electrical lighting, fitting a new bathroom suite and installing a new kitchen.’
- ‘He also retained the herringbone parquet flooring and double-height sash windows, blending the existing elements of the building with sumptuous fabrics and walnut panelling.’
- ‘The entrance hall with open tread staircase and polished parquet flooring leads to a drawing room and bar area with a beamed ceiling and a timber floor.’
- ‘The ceilings have fantastic mouldings, the floors are mostly wooden parquet throughout (except the red tiles in the kitchen) and the main rooms have exquisite marble fireplaces.’
- ‘The room has an impressive Adam-style marble fireplace and although presently carpeted, is fitted with parquet flooring.’
- ‘The most popular styles of hardwood flooring are parquet, strip and plank.’
- ‘An ornamental sink, parquet flooring and solid wood units at eye and floor level are features of this cosy room.’
- ‘Across the hall is an elegant dining room, also with original oak parquet flooring, while the lounge has another gas fireplace as well as a window seat overlooking the front garden.’
- ‘When sanding parquet, block, herringbone and similar flooring, it is necessary to cross the grain of many pieces with each pass.’
- ‘The dining room has a pitched ceiling, an original fireplace, parquet flooring and two front-facing arched windows.’
- ‘The trend for recycling salvaged sinks, tiles, parquet flooring and gargoyles, or anything else that can be gleaned from about-to-be-demolished noteworthy buildings, has boomed.’
- ‘A dog-leg staircase which has the original wrought-iron railing leads to the first floor landing with herringbone parquet flooring.’
- ‘It is finished to high standards with parquet flooring throughout, gypsum walls and ceilings, air conditioning and triple glazing.’
- ‘The living room is immediately to the left inside the hall and it has parquet flooring and a cast-iron fireplace.’
- ‘The house is accessed via a tiled porch, beyond which the L-shaped hallway includes parquet flooring, ceiling coving and understairs storage.’
- ‘In the first floor offices oak parquet flooring and silver aluminium roof make a soothing, neutral interior.’
- ‘Only marginally smaller than the lounge and with a similar bay window that also has stained glass leaded panels, the sitting room has another ornate marble fireplace with a coal-effect gas fire and oak parquet flooring.’
- ‘An ocean of polished parquet flooring stood between the stairs and the front door.’
- ‘Many of the floors are parquet or other forms of wooden flooring.’
2North American The ground floor of a theater or auditorium.
- ‘Seen from the Parquet and illuminated by the skylight, a sculpture by Irène Whittome gives an atmosphere of relaxation.’
- ‘However, the traditional faculty-staff seating - four sections in the parquet - remains, and most faculty will be seated there.’
3(in France and French-speaking countries) the branch of the administration of the law that deals with the prosecution of crime.
Late 17th century (as a verb, especially as parqueted): from French, literally small park (i.e., delineated area) The noun dates from the early 19th century.
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.