[Ads-l] Antedating of "Phoney"

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Sun Aug 4 13:35:35 EDT 2019


Plates for counterfeiting currency and molds for coins, I think.

GAT

On Sun, Aug 4, 2019 at 11:31 AM Mark Mandel <markamandel at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm curious: license plates, or what?
>
> MAM
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> On Sun, Aug 4, 2019, 10:52 AM Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:
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> > phoney (OED 1893)
> >
> >
> > 1892 _Daily Plainsman_ (Huron, S.D.) 11 Aug. 1/4 (Newspapers.com)  This
> > gang has succeeded in floating in the Twin Cities an immense amount of
> the
> > finest work of "phoney" plates and molds ever seen by the officials.
> >
> >
> > Fred Shapiro
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-- 
George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998.

But when aroused at the Trump of Doom / Ye shall start, bold kings, from
your lowly tomb. . .
L. H. Sigourney, "Burial of Mazeen", Poems.  Boston, 1827, p. 112

The Trump of Doom -- also known as The Dunghill Toadstool.  (Here's a
picture of his great-grandfather.)
http://www.parliament.uk/worksofart/artwork/james-gillray/an-excrescence---a-fungus-alias-a-toadstool-upon-a-dunghill/3851

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