works = 'mental functioning' Obs.?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 18 18:29:27 UTC 2011

Cf. OED, work, n., 20a. But not quite. More like clockworks.

1917 Oliver W. Holmes, Jr., at  I am so far able
to transcend the to me convincing testimony of my sense or my reason as to
recognize that if I am [completely] alone [in a belief about the world]
probably something is wrong with my works.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society -

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