[Ads-l] Antedating of "Croquet"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Sep 15 15:00:42 UTC 2019

croquet (OED 1858)

1855 _Limerick Chronicle_ 19 Sept. 2/6 (British Newspaper Archive)  On Monday a large assemblage of the rank, beauty and fashion of the neighbourhood attended in Merton-square, to take part in the new and popular game of "Croquet."

Fred Shapiro

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