"pebbledash" -- WOTY?

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Sun Apr 19 14:35:06 UTC 2009

On Apr 19, 2009, at 7:19 AM, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:

> ...
> Just to clarify, the 1991 date is the _last_ cite in OED (though I've
> put this one in the hopper to be added). The earliest is 1879 for the
> noun, and 1911 for the adjective (with _pebbledashed_ being earlier
> still).

yes.  the OED on-line has these as its earliest cites for the noun and
adjective, in the December 2005 draft revision ("2009" in an earlier
posting is clearly a typo), plus 1822 for the verb.


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