antedating: "birdboy"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 16 17:08:56 UTC 2010

HDAS has 1942, 1952.

1918 Jeffery Day in Michael Copp, ed.  _Cambridge Poets of the Great War_
(Cambridge: C.U.P., 2001) 208:  Yet every morn we bold bird-boys/ Clamber
into our little buses.


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