Further Antedating of "Charley Horse"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Feb 1 12:13:52 UTC 2013

Charley horse (OED 1888)

1886 _Louisville Courier Journal_ 21 Mar. 10 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  Ely is still suffering from a sore arm, and Reccius has what is known by ball players as 'Charley Horse,' which is a lameness in the thigh, caused by straining the cord.

Fred Shapiro

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