[Ads-l] Antedating of "Boomerang"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Dec 18 02:32:37 UTC 2014

boomerang (OED 1827)

1824 _Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser_ 30 Sept. 2 (Trove)  The natives followed, shouting and throwing their spears and boomerings, when one of the latter struck Chamberlane's horse, and cut a piece out on the ribs.

Fred Shapiro
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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