[Ads-l] Antedating the word "slew" ' large number or quantity of something'

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 22 11:27:52 UTC 2015


OED: 1839

JL

On Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 6:39 AM, Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com>
wrote:

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> Subject:      Antedating the word "slew" ' large number or quantity of
>               something'
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> Can someone post the citations for slew (as in =E2=80=98he asked me a =
> whole slew of questions=E2=80=9D)? I believe we=E2=80=99ve got a very =
> fine antedating.
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> Thanks,
> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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