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comment A word for old-fashioned, dirty bar/place (spit-and-sawdust)
That's what I meant, it's good for a place but only if they primarily serve food.
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comment A word for old-fashioned, dirty bar/place (spit-and-sawdust)
This works well for a restaurant but not a bar.
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comment Using hyphens with number ranges
It depends on what style guide you're using. Note that 4–7-minute lecture will have a dash between the numbers but a hyphen before the word minute to form the compound modifier.
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comment “Small Latin and Less Greek”
Typo: you've written subjective instead of subjunctive. I'd edit it for you but I don't want to make a minor change.
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comment Using hyphens with number ranges
When writing a range with numerals, always use an en dash or figure dash, not a hyphen: 4–7, not 4-7.
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comment A word for old-fashioned, dirty bar/place (spit-and-sawdust)
That's the first term that came to my mind too, but I think the OP may be talking about dives. I'm not familiar enough with the British term to say.
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answered A word for old-fashioned, dirty bar/place (spit-and-sawdust)
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comment What is the proper term for describing all 50 states in the USA, without including territories etc
+1 for noting that contiguous likely includes DC.
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answered What would you call size that fits between small and medium?
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comment Is it “Bride Weds Groom” or “Groom Weds Bride”?
When posting links, please include a brief summary or excerpt that demonstrates how the link answers the question.
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comment Is it “Bride Weds Groom” or “Groom Weds Bride”?
Grammatically there is no difference, but there may be a cultural tradition in your area.
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comment Is it “Bride Weds Groom” or “Groom Weds Bride”?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about etiquette and protocol.
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comment Is aquamarine considered to be a compound word?
I'm not sure what you're trying to say here. Could you please add some explanation?
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comment What is the simile for dust?
I'm not sure, but I think the question is asking for the most common/idiomatic metaphors with dust, like how foxes are sly and rabbits are quick. Clarification would help.
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comment What is the simile for dust?
It usually refers to mortality or ephemeralness – there's often an implication of "dust to dust." See the Kansas song for a well known extended example.
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comment What is the simile for dust?
I've heard the similar like dust in the wind, but it doesn't quite have that meaning.
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comment What is the simile for dust?
Thanks for accepting an answer, but in the future it might be a good idea to wait a day or two to see if better answers show up.
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answered What is the simile for dust?
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comment Is “something appetite” correct as a noun?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about naming.
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comment 'Blowing Dixie double four time' and 'He can play the honky tonk like anything' meaning
Double four time refers to a musical tempo. And it says the guy is a good musician, but he has a day job so he waits until the weekend to play.