Antedating of "Bootlegger"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 29 03:56:19 UTC 2014

On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at>wrote:

> He wears high-top boots and carries a flask of liquor in each, which he
> produces when he sells a drink.

Is that description real? Or is it Memorex?

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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