question for safire's column

Frank Abate abatefr at EARTHLINK.NET
Thu Aug 3 03:09:47 UTC 2000

Fred, what is the date of the Darwin cited?

I still feel that the pallid idea is not part of the real signification
of "livid", based on its etym and the examples presented in OED.  I
would be pleased to give way to other examples that show the association
between "livid" and paleness.

Frank Abate

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