"Living Large"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 13 01:41:13 UTC 2011

On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 8:51 PM, Garson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> There is a large gap in time from 1834 to 1975 to reach the second
> cite given in the OED.

I see. Well, then, the necessary conclusion is that the string must
have become extinct in 1834 and then been re-invented in 1975.

Unless I've missed the point, a definite possibility.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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