"yeloting" query

Dick Heaberlin Heaberlin at SWT.EDU
Sat Jan 6 15:50:44 UTC 2001


Isn't this a coinage by the writer to replace "howling" with something
that sounds like the howling.

Dick Heaberlin
Southwest Texas State University



Gerald Cohen wrote:

>  I have come across a term "yeloting," which is apparently not listed
> in the dictionaries. Is anyone familiar with it? It seems to refer to
> running of some sort.   It appears in a baseball article in the _San
> Francisco Bulletin_, May 2, 1913, p.20, col. 5; 'Williams Is Puzzle To
> Seals' "Cac" [Henley] Easy For Wolves':  'Cac Henley's Oakland luck,
> or whatever you want to call it, deserted him yesterday, and
> Wolverton's bunch [the Sacramento Wolves] came to the fore for the
> second time in two days.  The score was 4 to 0. Honolulu John Williams
> held the local boys practically helpless, allowing them only three
> hits,...  On the other hand Henley was touched up for nine safeties,
> all of a nature to send the Wolves yeloting along on the road toward
> victory.' ---Gerald Cohen
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