Antedating of "Thermal"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Feb 16 02:40:49 UTC 2005

thermal (OED 1756)

1742  Meighan, Christopher, Sir. A treatise of the nature and powers of
Baregess baths and waters. 45 (Eighteenth Century Collections Online)  Of
the various Differences which are found in Thermal Fountains.

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