[Ads-l] battle tank

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 29 22:23:33 UTC 2019

Not in OED.

1917 Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Sept. 14) 10: The Birthplace of the

(It's an ad for the Sept. 15 ed. of The Literary Digest.)

1918 Oregonian [Portland] (Apr. 21) [71]; Great Britain [took] hold of the
American farm tractor and turned it into the modern battle tank.

Etc., etc.

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