to "spit-shine"

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sun Mar 4 01:58:50 UTC 2007

More or less the same concept has been around for quite a while in "spit
and polish".

Here is an early "spit shine" example ... I think ... from N'archive:


Earl Ennis, "The Puckett's Barn Gang", Ch. XXXI, in _Olean [NY] Evening
Herald_, 26 Dec. 1922, p. 9:

[some boys are dressed up]

<<Fat Hanson had on a nice new neck tie, .... Snub had to wear his Sunday
bicycle pants with the knee buttons, and Pooch Lawrence had a spit shine
done with stove polish. Everybody was washed within an inch of his life.>>


-- Doug Wilson

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