[Ads-l] The _third degree_ antedating (?)

Peter Morris peter_morris_1 at BLUEYONDER.CO.UK
Sat Oct 22 20:53:53 EDT 2016


Online Etymology  Dictionary dates "third degree" to 1900.

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=third+degree&allowed_in_frame=0


Here's a cite that appears to be from 1898.

http://tinyurl.com/h6sswby


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