[Ads-l] "off the cuff" antedated to 1934

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Feb 21 21:36:34 UTC 2015

On Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 4:10 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:

> The name of the horse was written on the tout's
> shirt cuff?  Like a schoolboy recording important
> information before a test.  And holding his choices close to his vest.

Hence, the sense of "at random" is precluded. Got it.

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