antedating tit (and other things) (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Tue Nov 6 22:56:46 UTC 2012

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> Bill, I see a note of mine that says a single ex. of "tits" appears
> ca1840 among the reprinted _Bawdy Songsters of the Romantic Era_ (4
> vols., 2012).
> They went back to the library in July, but I may still be able to find
> the precise quot.  Shall I look? (Naturally I was too lazy and
> disgruntled to write it down, never thinking I'd need to allude to

No need on my account.  I was looking (as I said offline) for the phrase
"tits up", because it anachronistically appears in Dennis Lehane's novel
"Live by Night", set in the 1920s.  And all of the cites I posted were
found when hunting for "tits up".

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