QUIZ YOURSELF ON PARENTHESES AND BRACKETS APLENTY!
Set some time apart to test your bracket symbol knowledge, and see if you can keep your parentheses, squares, curlies, and angles all straight!
Question 1 of 7
Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Words nearby backsaw
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Example sentences from the Web for backsaw
If they do not, saw in the joints with a backsaw until they do fit.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
Mark the tenons on the ends of the stretcher and cut them with a backsaw and make smooth with a chisel.
Cut all the tenons with a backsaw and smooth them with a chisel.
British Dictionary definitions for backsaw
a small handsaw stiffened along its upper edge by a metal section
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