[Ads-l] t/d-deletion

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Wed Nov 15 14:10:39 EST 2017


> On Nov 15, 2017, at 8:52 AM, Clai Rice <cxr1086 at LOUISIANA.EDU> wrote:
> 
> Following up on Arnold's blog post--
> Doing fieldwork outside Nashville 2 weeks ago, in Robertson County, on the 
> north Tenn border with Ky, I ran into "dark fire tobacco," ...
> 
> I don't have access to Dictionary of Appalachian or the right volume of DARE 
> to check those sources.
> 
> --Clai Rice

from DARE

dark-fired adj Cf [verb] fire-cure
1940 _AmSp_ 15.134 KY, _Fire-cured or dark-fired_. Type of [tobacco] leaf cured by smoke and heat from smoldering open fires.

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