safe and sound
Out of danger and unharmed, as in It was a challenging climb, so I'm relieved they got home safe and sound. [c. 1300]
The sound of a chips bag opening? How do you describe it and what is the word for describing such sounds?
A few years ago Frito-Lay introduced a bag for their snack chips that was made from plants, not plastic, and could decompose in compost. It seemed like a good idea – a company putting their environmental foot forward through sustainable packaging – however, the “rip” heard upon opening the bag of chips registered at about eighty-five decibels – equal to the volume level of city traffic. …
Want to meet two extinct letters of the alphabet? Learn what “thorn” and “wynn” sounded like
The English alphabet, as you likely know, is made up of 26 letters. But it wasn’t always that way. Before we get to which letters were late additions, let’s explain a bit about Old English. English was first written in the Anglo-Saxon futhorc runic alphabet, also known as Anglo-Saxon. The Angles and Saxons came from Germany and settled in Britain in the fifth century. The …
protected, intact, secure, solid, strong, sure, untouched, unscathed, undamaged, uninjured, unharmed, unconcerned, flawless, spotless, unmoved, unaffected, unbroken, unimpressed, unblemished, vigorous
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