Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 23 03:33:37 UTC 2010

... happens to be the OED WOTD tonight. Interestingly, no mention of

Well, not entirely true--under 4.,

> 1881 (title) The Bard of Avon Birthday Text-book compiled from
> Shakespeare's Plays and Poems.

Too bad. The references, of course, go back much further than that
(Pope). RHD, Cambridge and Encarta list "the Bard". Other dictionaries
represented on-line do not.


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