Tag: what in the word
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One hundred years ago, Flanders was covered in blood – and mud. At the Battle of Passchendaele (31 July – 6 November, 1917), Allies slogged through a grueling three months and hundreds of thousands of casualties to win control of the area around Ypres, Belgium. Heavy summer rains turned the battlefield into muddy sloughs so […]more
Tall. It’s a simple enough word, isn’t it? ‘High of stature’, ‘above average height’. ‘Not short’. Well, if we look to the history of this little word, we’ll find that that latter definition certainly applies. The long and short of tall Like handsome, which kicked off this series, tall is a word that really grew […]more
Handsome: it can mean ‘good-looking’, as we see in those yearly lists where George Clooney and Brad Pitt always seem to be vying for the top spot. It can also mean ‘substantial’, typically said of money or margins – though sometimes of cats, like Mr Handsome, a 31-pound (14-kg) stray cat recently adopted in North […]more