"dollar per" and sacred cows

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 11 19:56:13 UTC 2010

"Early" truncation example from 1920 NYT? I only found this because the
sentence immediately preceding the "dollar per" refers to steaks from
sacred cows.


> Why these steaks, ranging from 90 cents to $2? Are they all reverently
> removed from sacred cows? What mean these soups, these vegetables,
> these deserts, which apparently are kept from costing a *dollar per*
> only by tremendous will power on the part of those who compose New
> York's menus?


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