"jockey", 1632 [published 1637], antedates 1670-; also "masty"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 27 02:11:00 UTC 2010

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 9:26 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> Of a pig: fattened. Cf. MASTED adj.

Right! And isn't it the case that "mast" is/?was the word for acorns,
chestnuts, and such fallen from the relevant trees used as food for

It all makes so much sense, now! ;-)

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