ILL, the verb

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sun Jan 27 04:38:19 UTC 2013

I'd never heard of this, as far as I know, but Googling on "have to ill it" gets a lot of hits.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

On Jan 26, 2013, at 8:33 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at ATT.NET> wrote:

> This must be old, but a first glance tells me it will be difficult to
> tease out from various unrelated instances.  Including being mistaken
> for "fill it (in/out)".  Not found under OED's "ill, v.", not surprisingly.
> "You'll have to ILL it: You can't get a copy, I've tried."
> Email message, today.

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