antedating of "bug-eyed" (1879)

Jonathon Green slang at ABECEDARY.NET
Sun Jan 18 10:17:18 UTC 2004

> "Sister biggs told Brother Hayne he was an old =
> bible-backed, bug-eyed liar from Bitter creek," and winds up with "the =
> session closed with the doxology and benediction by Brother Myers."

There is a secondary, meaning of _bug-eyed_: cross-eyed. My earliest cite is
currently 1905, but I would suggest that the above might fit it.

Jonathon Green

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