"turn-out" [strike], 1793; antedates OED2 sense 2 1806--

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Nov 29 02:18:09 UTC 2013

"Limerick, Nov. 17. This city has already suffered exceedingly, by
the late [i.e., recent] turn-out among some of the working coopers;
more than 1000 head of cattle which had been agreed for by the
merchants, were on Monday and Tuesday last drove to Cork, there to be
slaughtered; we are happy, however, to hear, that matters are now
adjusted, and that the men have returned to their work."

General Advertiser (Philadelphia), 1793 Jan. 31, 2/2.  EAN.

Antedates OED2 "turn-out", n. and adj., sense A.2, 1806--.


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