Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the radiance of the sun’
light, shining, brightness, brilliance, luminosity, radiation, beams, rays, illumination, blaze, glow, luminousness, gleam, lustre, glitter, sparkle, flash, dazzle, shimmer, glare
luminescence, incandescence, fluorescence, phosphorescence
rare irradiance, lucency, lambency, effulgence, refulgence, coruscation
2‘her face flooded with radiance as she saw him’
joy, joyfulness, elation, jubilance, ecstasy, rapture, euphoria, delirium, happiness, delight, pleasure
3‘her skin had the unmistakable radiance of youth’
splendour, resplendence, magnificence, brilliance, dazzle, beauty, vividness, glory, gloriousness
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