"worm's-eye view" antedating

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 16 01:57:51 UTC 2010

OED: 1907

1898 _Public Opinion_ (June 16)  XXIV 759: To those who take a worm's-eye
view of one of the greatest men of our race, Mr. Gladstone is a monument of

1902 _Century Magazine_ LXIV (June) 310: From the barred basement window
where the grimy pressman caught a foreshortened worm's-eye view of the


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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