[Ads-l] Antedating of "Figure Skating"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 22 14:16:39 EST 2022

figure skating (OED 1852)

1839 Manchester Guardian 11 Dec. 4/4 (Newspapers.com)  There are two kinds of skating -- figure skating, and what is technically termed "running."

Fred Shapiro

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