Antedatings from 1754: corner (in whist) 1825-; epergne 1761-

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Dec 2 01:22:15 UTC 2009

The Connoisseur [London]
1754 December 1 (Number 45)
[British Periodicals Collection 1, ProQuest]

page 265
corner (n.1) sense 13.b.

Some reflections on the modish methods of gaming would receive an
additional confirmation from a paragraph in the News, that "last
tuesday a game at Whist was played at White's for 1000l. a corner".

antedates OED2  a1825-

page 266
epergne (n)

And besides the public notices to persons of taste, of ... most
curious and inimitable Epargnes [sic] for deserts ... many other
advices, not less interesting to the Town, are here given.

antedates OED2  1761-



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