Antedating of "Pesticide"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Feb 1 01:20:46 UTC 2006

pesticide (OED3 1934)

1933 _L.A. Times_ 15 AUg. 6 (ProQuest)  George A. Hardy ... has returned
from his free-milling gold claims to report a new and assertedly
infallible pesticide for the "Old Man of the Sea."

Fred Shapiro

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