bulldozer = 'bucket loader'

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 3 02:31:45 UTC 2012

On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 10:00 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> a real bulldozer (though I think I'd have recognized the latter).
> But I'm pretty sure it was that yellowish color.

Yes. And

"Killdozer!", a science fiction/horror novella by Theodore Sturgeon,
originally published in Astounding Science Fiction in the November,
1944, issue,

made "Daisy Etta," a Caterpillar D-7 - _Diez y siete_ in Spanish -
bulldozer that came to life, unforgettable.

The yellow color has been typical since at least the '30's.

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

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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