Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A stick, typically with a curved handle, used for support when walking.
stick, walking stick, cane, crook, crutch, propView synonyms
- ‘Darwin looked less confident, less well dressed, more anxious, more like an invalid, especially when the handle of the walking stick is glimpsed on the left.’
- ‘Some came on crutches, others in wheelchairs and some used walking sticks.’
- ‘It was alleged that he claimed he sometimes needed a walking stick and crutches yet was capable of working as a police officer unhindered.’
- ‘An arthritic man who walks with a walking stick was beaten up and left lying on the roadside with head injuries.’
- ‘This means I have to walk, albeit with a walking stick, slowly from my home in Sevenoaks Close using the footpath.’
- ‘Frances looked incredibly frail, needing the support of a walking stick, and she asked me to help her up and off the stage.’
- ‘More than £2,000-worth of equipment - walking sticks, crutches and frames - go missing every year in these services because patients do not return them when they no longer need to use them.’
- ‘He has some mobility in his legs and can walk with the aid of a walking stick.’
- ‘Keith Pickering's walking sticks are fabulous, individual-crafted works of art.’
- ‘My one and only ramble came when a family of Quakers took me on their family walk across the Chilterns, walking sticks, knapsacks and all.’
- ‘The workers here carry walking sticks, use crutches, or get around in wheelchairs.’
- ‘Video footage of Mr Waite taken before the trial showed his difficulty in walking and his necessity to use a walking stick at all times.’
- ‘All participants are advised to bring rain proofs and suitable footwear and for those of senior years a walking stick for added support.’
- ‘Jordan, who walked into Leeds Crown Court with the aid of a walking stick, supplied medical evidence from three cardiac consultants saying he was unfit to stand trial.’
- ‘We enjoy long walks on the trails searching for the perfect walking stick, tracking deer, wild pigs and other animals.’
- ‘Similarly, canes or walking sticks are often coated with Teflon, so that they will not slip on hard, smooth surfaces.’
- ‘Clearly supported on a walking stick, I motioned to the driver to circle over and pick me up.’
- ‘Then it was on to the trail proper, with the party kitted out in ponchos and bamboo walking sticks bought from the locals and following their tour guide, Willow.’
- ‘The first time I went in there I could barely walk and I was having to use walking sticks.’
- ‘Both before and after the match, Danny Wallace walked out of the tunnel, leaning heavily on a walking stick, to receive a tumultuous and emotional welcome from the fans.’
2North American A long, slender, slow-moving insect that resembles a twig. In many species, it appears that there are no males and that the females lay fertile eggs without mating.
- ‘Remarkably, nepetalactone next turned up in an insect, the walking stick.’
- ‘Besides researching thrips, he studies speciation and asexuality in walking sticks and the phylogenetics of Galapagos Islands snails.’
- ‘Lizards and birds zestily eat walking sticks of either pattern, so camouflage offers a big advantage.’
walking stick/ˈwôkiNG ˌstik/
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
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.