Antedating of "Continental"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Feb 16 02:35:47 UTC 2005

continental (OED 1760)

1755 John Shebbeare _A Letter to the People of England_ (ed. 2) 22
(Eighteenth Century Collections Online)  His preposterous Conduct begins,
foments and fosters a Continental War.

Fred Shapiro

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