antedating of "Fire-Eater" [was: "come to Limerick" 1860-1861]

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Nov 21 15:27:42 UTC 2013

It seems Stephen did not notice that he has an antedating of
"Fire-Eater" (headline).  OED2, sense 2.b, "(U.S.) Before the Civil
War: A violent Southern partisan.", first quotation 1863.


At 11/21/2013 09:42 AM, Stephen Goranson wrote:
>Plain Dealer, page [2] col. 2, vol. XVI, iss. 107
>Publication Date:
>May 5, 1860
>Published as:
>Plain Dealer
>Cleveland, Ohio
>Editorial Correspondence. Great Flummix of the Fire-Eaters!--The
>Disunionists Dissolve their Connection with the Democratic Party...
>Article Type:
>"We told them we were not Buchanan Lecompcon [sic, Lecompton?] men,
>but were determined Douglas Democrats, and that they must now "come
>to Limerick!"

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