Antedating of "Fox-Hole"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Oct 19 11:20:31 UTC 2013

fox-hole (OED 1919)

1918 _N.Y. Tribune_ 9 Sept. 1 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  The Americans throughout the day kept to their positions in the dripping woods or in their water-soaked fox holes and trenches, while the artillery of both sides sent over shells.

Fred Shapiro

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