Random notes on "The Bizarre notes and queries" 1890 - Google Books (UNCLASSIFIED)

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 10 17:57:24 UTC 2010

Well, now we have two separate sources for both of them from 1885 (MW-OL
has it correct then) and a string of synonyms to boot. That makes my
long night well spent.

More meanderings later...


On 2/10/2010 10:49 AM, Mullins, Bill AMRDEC wrote:
> OED has "jumping bean" from 1889, but nothing on "Mexican jumping bean" until 1972 (under the entry for "jumping").

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