SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Wed Apr 14 03:07:15 UTC 2004
----- Original Message -----
From: "Douglas G. Wilson" <douglas at NB.NET>
To: <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 10:27 PM
Subject: "Gurney" etymology
> Is the origin of "gurney" = "wheeled cart or bed" (medical and other
> jargon, I think) known?
> I am surprised to find no very plausible origin in quick Web-search. My
> dictionaries have nothing very likely; AHD mentions a horse-drawn cab from
> 1883, but I think the current usage dates from about 50 years later.
> A notion which occurs to me involves the Gurney brand of ball bearings.
> anybody looked into this?
> -- Doug Wilson
Evan Morris at least published a column
More information about the Ads-l