to eyeball

Lynne Murphy m.l.murphy at SUSSEX.AC.UK
Tue Jun 3 00:02:50 UTC 2008

Working on a blog entry, and find that the OED doesn't (yet) list the 'to
estimate a measurement' sense of _eyeball_ (AmE).  I'm trying  to find out
how old this sense is.  Does anyone have any info?

Thanks in advance...

Dr M Lynne Murphy
Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and English Language
Arts B135
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QN

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