Thanks to lexicographers

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Apr 11 02:08:19 UTC 2002

One point that I don't think has been mentioned in this thread is that the
OED has a technique of dealing with non-naturalized usages of words: it
often puts such citations in square brackets, which signals that the
citation is not strictly or certainly an example of the headword.

Fred Shapiro

Fred R. Shapiro                             Editor
Associate Librarian for Public Services     YALE DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS
  and Lecturer in Legal Research            Yale University Press,
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