exfiltrate antedating

David Barnhart dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Thu Oct 11 19:04:53 UTC 2012

A sppokesman for General MacArthur coined a new word to fit a new situation
"exfiltrating." ...

Within 24 hours the official estimate of t eh number of by-passed and
infiltrating Reds dropped from 3,000 to 1,300.  A good many of these must
have exfiltrated.  "As Yanks Rush On Reds Are 'Exfiltrating'," Pacific Stars
And Stripes (NewspaperArchive.com), Aug. 18, 1950, p 1

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