I chased away the socks with holes, then turned my attention to the trunk. When Orlean recently tweeted the question: “Is it `holy moly` or `holey moley` or `holy moley`?” These sample phrases are automatically selected from various online information sources to reflect the current use of the word “holey”. The views expressed in the examples do not represent the views of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us your feedback. Both words are old. Holy has roots in the sources of Old English and Old English, and holey has been around since at least the 14th century (the first example given in the Oxford English Dictionary dates back to 1398). Each was written in different ways in early usage, but modern spellings were established in the 19th century, and the words are not considered variants of each other. An alpine cheese from the Swiss family is punctured by trapped carbon dioxide, although its taste is sweet and nutty. But those whom I have brought back from home, though they have been sanctified and pierced by laborious work in other areas, will do so for the time being.
Don`t think about someone else and go down with a whole and a hole like you did last time. Combine socks with holes with scuffed shoes, and you have real problems. [Letitia Baldrige`s New Ways for New Times] Holey means lots of holes. It`s a perfectly good word, no matter what the spell checker says. Its most common homophonic sacredness has several definitions: 1. sacred or associated with a deity; 2. worthy of worship; 3. Saint; 4. Deserves respect. The fabric was also examined under a magnifying glass, and if found pinhole or spotted, the weaver was punished. Resweater from Refashion Co-op shows us a great technique for machine-sewn monster patches for your jeans with holes.
[Boing Boing] Join our community to access the latest language learning and assessment tips from Oxford University Press! English medium holly, holi, hole, hole hole hole entry 1 + -i, -y -y input 1 Find out which words work together and create more natural English with the Oxford Collocations Dictionary app. There is a third homophone: integer, that is, complete or in all respects. But it is not often confused with other words. He hadn`t eaten a really satisfying meal since he left Holey Lake. Find the answers online with Practical English Usage, your go-to guide to problems in English. Jerusalem was attacked with rockets from Gaza for the first time today when Hamas fighters attacked the holy city. [Mirror] The holy month is a magnet for sectarian attacks. [Independent online].