[Ads-l] googly, n. (in cricket) antedated (?) to 1901. OED has 1903

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Tue Mar 10 17:03:55 UTC 2015


Mr John May was much impressed with the "googly" bowler on Saturday last, and intends to adopt a similar delivery himself.
Mar. 8, 1901 Mercury and Weekly Courier [Vic.] p. 3 col. 2

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=cricket&exactPhrase=&anyWords=googly+googlies¬Words=&requestHandler=&dateFrom=1900-01-01&dateTo=1902-12-31&sortby=<http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=cricket&exactPhrase=&anyWords=googly+googlies¬Words=&requestHandler=&dateFrom=1900-01-01&dateTo=1902-12-31&sortby>

Stephen Goranson
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