Antedating of "Rag"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Mar 29 18:47:02 UTC 2007

On Thu, 29 Mar 2007, Fred Shapiro wrote:

> rag (OED, n.5, 1896)
> 1891 _Topeka Weekly Call_ 16 Aug. in Lynn Abbott & Doug Seroff _Out of
> Sight_ (2002)  The Jordan Hall "rags," which are held in Tennessee town
> weekly, are a nuisance and should be abated.

The OED subsense here should be n.5 1., and the page number (of the _Out
of Town_ book) in the citation should be 201.

Fred Shapiro

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