Early example of "crap out"?

George Thompson gt1 at NYU.EDU
Mon Mar 26 15:23:46 UTC 2001

>From a recent posting:

> >The expression "crop out" in this sense is apparently much less
> common>than >"crop up" today. But "crop out" apparently was used
> like this more
> >commonly >in the 19th Century,...
> That is interesting.  I  myself would be more likely to use "crop
> up," but
> "crop out" also seemed natural to me.

There is also the geologist's term "outcrop".


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