Antedating of "Inorganic"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Feb 16 02:49:54 UTC 2005

inorganic (OED 1794)

1729 Daniel Turner _A Discourse Concerning Gleets_ 81 (Eighteenth Century
Collections Online)  _Chance cannot make an Organic Body._ Nor an
_Inorganic_ neither, which if it can or cannot, is as little.

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