Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Fri Aug 21 14:55:45 UTC 2009

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On
> Behalf Of David Metevia
> Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 7:04 AM
> Subject: Pickle
> I don't have access to the OED at the moment, but looked at m-w.com
> for a definition of pickle.

I have online access to the OED via two methods:

1.  The state of Alabama has set up a digital consortium of libraries
and online databases (the Alabama Virtual Library --
http://www.avl.lib.al.us/databases/index.html ) that includes the OED.
All I need is a public library card.  I know that other states have
similar programs -- check with yours.

2.  The Mid-Continent Public Library in Kansas City allows non-resident
memberships for a very nominal fee.  Not only does it include the OED,
but many other full-text databases (in fact, about the only one I don't
have but would really like is JSTOR).

Now if we could only figure out a way to get Jon Lighters Historical
Dictionary of American Slang online . .  .

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