[Ads-l] Additional Antedating of "Lunch"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 6 03:22:18 UTC 2015

lunch (OED, n.2 2.a., 1829)

1797 Edmund Eyre _The Fatal Sisters_ 32 (Eighteenth Century Collections Online)  Well -- but, Julee, when it has eaten such a monstrous lunch, what will it do for a nice tit-bit for dinner?

Fred Shapiro

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