[Ads-l] "shaggy dog...metaphor" 1887

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Wed Nov 6 10:39:33 UTC 2019

My apology for repeating JL's find.
Here's a Jan. 21, 1887 use in The Evening Gazette, Monmouth, Illinois, p. 3 col. 2, with an image of a balding man:

....the usual view [of Republican leader] Tom Reed of Maine. Reed is a big Newfoundland dog in general appearance and manner, save that he is not so shaggy and hairy as he should be to make the metaphor precise.....

S. Goranson


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