[Ads-l] "soak" antedating

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 15 19:33:57 EST 2016

'To put in pawn.' OED:1882.

1861, in Morgan Wolfe Merrick _From Desert to Bayou_ (El Paso: Texas
Western Press, 1991) 8: Privat Whight soaked his bunky's boots for a bottle
of whisky.


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