antedating 'pad' = "lodging place"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jun 1 15:36:34 UTC 2014

Like, OED has this from 1914, man.  But this crazy example I can't dig any
other way:

1864 _The Arkansas Traveler's Songster_ (N.Y.: Dick & Fitzgerald) 54:
Lodgings in Pat Magaradie's   A Rollicking Irish Song   Sung by Fred May
... They brought in every night, to their pad,/ The boys just come o'er to
the shearing;/ Be the hokey! and that was the squad/ That could give the
victuals a tearing!

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