Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Light fluffy down that is attached to thistle seeds, enabling them to be blown about in the wind.
cobweb, spider's webView synonyms
- ‘You could, of course, write a thesis about Wodehouse but the endeavour would be like trying to preserve thistledown between sheet glass.’
- ‘My favourite plant, lavender, is something of a delicacy for goldfinches - when they've finished all the thistledown, that is.’
- ‘Like thistledown, she floats from one position to another, scarcely aware of him yet somehow connected, even dependent.’
- ‘It's fitting that thistledown, which provides Gilmore with an increasingly significant image over the years, should be the subject of one poem.’
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.