Joan H. Hall jdhall at WISC.EDU
Thu Sep 6 15:10:41 UTC 2007

DARE's entry for "rift" (which has an Ohio,West Virginia, and two North
Carolina examples as well as six from Pennsylvania) refers to OED2,
which gives the date a1340 and the comment, "Now Sc. and north. dial."

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