a short wire, usually enveloped in paper or plastic, used to tie closed a bag, wrapper, etc.
Why are some letters tied together?It is hard to remember that fonts originated in handwriting, but occasionally reminders, like ligatures, pop up. “Ligature” literally means to bind or tie up, so when two letters are tied together in script, it is called a ligature. Medieval scribes combined letters that shared some part, so they could write faster and conserve space on the page. For example, rather than write fi, they combined the tittle …
Why Veterans Day And The Number 11 Are Tied TogetherNovember 11th is the 315th day of the year (except on leap years). It’s also Veterans Day, a federal holiday honoring all military veterans.
- twist around one's finger,
- twist drill,
- twist grip,
- twist in the wind,
- twist someone's arm,
- twisted hairs,
- twisted stomach worm,
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