"Hail" = "prospective taxicab customer"?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Sep 6 23:50:17 UTC 2007

Does the OED not have "hail" = "prospective taxicab customer"?  I
don't see it in OED2.  Elsewhere, when does it date from?  I have it
in a reprint from "a 1938 pulp magazine", otherwise not identified.


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