Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the school caters for children with learning difficulties’
educational institution, centre of learning
2‘the University's School of English’
department, faculty, division
3‘he painted in oils, in a manner strongly reminiscent of the Barbizon School’
group, set, circle, clique, faction, sect
followers, following, disciples, apostles, pupils, students, admirers, devotees, votaries
proponents, adherents, imitators, copiers, emulators
4‘the school of linguistics associated with his ideas’
way of thinking, school of thought, persuasion, creed, credo, doctrine, belief, faith, outlook, opinion, point of view
approach, method, style
1‘he was born in Paris and schooled in Lyon’
educate, teach, instruct
2‘he schooled her in horsemanship’
train, teach, tutor, coach, instruct, upskill, drill, discipline, direct, guide, prepare, groom, mould, shape, form
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