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[mass noun] Cloth that is impregnated with oil for covering floors and tables; oilcloth.‘her slippered feet scuffed along the worn waxcloth’
- ‘The first was a strong, tall, powerful man, in a grey riding-coat, having a hat covered with waxcloth, a huge silver-mounted horsewhip, boots, and dreadnought overalls.’
- ‘In his own home even a covering of waxcloth had been regarded as a luxury.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.