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the long history of ‘blues’

 

 

MEANING

 

The blues is a melancholic music of black American folk origin, usually employing a basic 12-bar chorus, the tonic, subdominant, and dominant chords, frequent minor intervals, and blue notes. 1,821 more words

Literature

meaning and origin of ‘something nasty in the woodshed’

 

AUTHOR OF “COLD COMFORT FARM”:
MISS STELLA GIBBONS.

Miss Stella Gibbons’s novel has been most favourably reviewed. It is a well-sustained parody of the Loam-and-Love-child school of fiction.

1,214 more words
Literature

the making of ‘omelette’

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MEANING

 

omelette: a dish of beaten eggs cooked in a frying pan and served plain or with a savoury or sweet topping or filling… 1,296 more words

Etymology

Working on Python Dictionaries

As dictionary can store many key-value pairs in fact it can store millions of items. So to handle or work with all those items python lets us loop through the dictionary. 764 more words

a linguistic investigation into hooliganism

 

A member of the Hooligan gang, John Darcy, aged 19, fatally stabbed Henry Mappin, a passer-by, in Oakley Street, Lambeth, London, on 15th July 1898. — illustration from… 1,623 more words

Etymology

1726: Definition

THUNDER: a Noise known by Persons not Deaf.

—Nathan Bailey: An universal etymological English dictionary, comprehending the derivations of the generality of words in the English tongue (1726)