[Ads-l] Beng interrogated by the Bishop (figuratively), 1689; antedates OED2 1701--

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Sun May 3 20:33:37 UTC 2015

1689 S. Sewall Diary 8 Jan. (1973) I. 191.

In the next place we were interrogated by the Bishop and his Clarks, as the Seamen said, being a Rock high above the water, and three spired Rocks by the side of him, lower and much lesser, which we saw, besides multitudes at a remoter distance.

Antedates OED2 “interrogate” v. sense 1.a fig. 1701--.


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

More information about the Ads-l mailing list