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Wafer -- New Adjective or Attributive Noun?

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Where does "dead man walking" come from?

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Origin of the phrase, "5 Minutes Early Is On Time; On Time Is Late; Late Is Unacceptable"

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Does the modern definition of "awful" come from its homonym to "offal"?

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Is "old hen makes good broth" actually used in English?

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I'm looking for a word or short phrase for putting something non-specific in your mouth (not weird, I swear) [RESOLVED]

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Does "keep one's cool" come from Beat slang?

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The inquisitive tale of “Nosey Parker”

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What is a single word for "to completely root out a disease"?

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How many parts of speech can a word be at the same time?

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A single word for "atoms and molecules"?

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"bucking for" .. like Klinger

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Is it suitable to use my native name 'Dong' in English environment in account of its special meaning in English?

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Tennis: When and where did 30-all (and 15-all) start transitioning to the counterintuitive 30-up (and 15-up)?

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In "download", where does the "down" direction come from?

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Is the phrase "stone-throwing devil" actually a slur?

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Derivation of a slang greeting in Yorkshire: "Aye up serry"

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Are 'biggity' and 'briggity' kin?

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Did a "spliff" originally refer to a mixture of tobacco and cannabis or just cannabis?

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What's the word for things naturally not attracting or mixing with each other?

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How did spitballing originate

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What, was the 'joy' of a hard bargain?

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Origin of 'finest hour'

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The electricity _______

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Origin and earliest recorded use of 'fungo'

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What is the factual basis for "pirate speech"? (Did pirates really say things like "shiver me timbers"?)

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What's a word for setting up a mechanism to prevent you from doing something in the future no matter what you may say or do then?

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What's the adjective from 'emit'?

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What word did Middle English have in place of “light" as in: “light blue”, “light green” etc.?

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English specific usage of "vicarious"