senatorial saucer (1872)

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Tue Nov 11 18:23:38 UTC 2008

On Nov 11, 2008, at 9:57 AM, Ann Burlingham wrote:

> My father used to tell a story about someone's coffee (a president's?
> unless I'm confusing it with his
> serving-something-in-a-saucer-to-a-dog story) being "already saucered
> and blowed".

several cites in the DARE entry for "saucer".  googling on "already
saucered" will get you the DARE entry, plus other cites from a variety
of sources.


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