Antedating of "oojah" and "oojahkapivi"

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Sun Oct 20 01:50:25 UTC 2013

Wikipedia: <<Operation Hajji Baba was a humanitarian airlift operation
performed by the United States Air Force between 25 and 29 August 1952. The
mission of the operation was to airlift Hajj pilgrims stranded in Beirut,
Lebanon to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia before the closing of the gates to Mecca.
The name for the operation was derived from the title of the book The
Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan, written by James Justinian Morier in

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