[Ads-l] sporting man was Re: "shot" = 'hypodermic injection' (1889)

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Thu Feb 18 08:44:15 EST 2021

On 2/18/21 00:00, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> Date:    Wed, 17 Feb 2021 17:03:26 -0800
> From:    James Eric Lawson<jel at NVENTURE.COM>
> Subject: Re: "shot" = 'hypodermic injection' (1889)
> Eureka (Nevada) weekly sentinel, June 16, 1888, Image 2, col 5:
> N. T. Richmond, a well-known
> sporting man throughout the mining
> camps of Eastern Nevada, met his
> death in Tuscarora early this morning,
> through a “shot” of morphine,
> administered by an acquaintance for
> the purpose of inducing sleep.

Given the mention of "sporting woman" in a previous discussion on this 
list, or at least an instance of it in a historical cite, does "sporting 
man" have the same denotation as "sporting woman"?

---Amy West

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