Cocktail Sauce (1900,1902,1903); Dungeness Crab (1909)

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   OED has only one 1960 citation for "cocktail sauce."

Scientific American (1845-1908), New York; Dec 15, 1900; Vol. Vol. LXXXIII., Iss. 0
  Other 1 -- No Title; pg. 380, 3 pgs
Pg. 382:  LABELS..."Demonets's Oyster Cocktail Sauce," for a sauce, T. A. Demonet.

  2 January 1902, BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE, pg. 10 ad:
  _Oyster Cocktail Sauce_, Snider's latest and best production...24c. a pint.

  Display Ad 3 -- No Title; New York Times (1857-Current file), New York, N.Y.; Nov 4, 1903; pg. 3, 1 pgs
("OYSTER COCKTAIL SAUCE--Sneider's; a spicy condiment for all kinds of cold meats, oysters and clams; 4 pt. bottles, 95c per bottle.")


   Merriam-Webster gives 1925 for "Dungeness crab."  OED, as usual, is not to crabby and doesn't have an entry.  This is from HARPER'S WEEKLY, 14 August 1909.

Search the Full-Text of Harper's Weekly, 1857-1912
Page 24

. . . , finer if possible, than their cousins of
the Atlantic Banks, and the transplanted Yankees, who
make up a large part of the Washington population,
have snapped them up at a price that would have
abashed Lucullus.
     When to the Dungeness crab, which covers a plat-
ter, the many delicious fishes of California, the
almost fabulous Rock oysters of Yaquina, and the
spicy Columbia River crawfish which is first and
noblest cousin to him o . . .

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