[LMB] All hollow was Re: Milkweed and mutations

M R Dolbear fm little.egret at dolbear.fastmail.fm
Fri Oct 18 00:30:07 BST 2019




On Thu, 17 Oct 2019, at 18:05, Deborah Dempsey wrote:
> If that don't beat the devil!

The OED entry for Beat all hollow hasn#t been updated since 1900 but Google Ngram reports that usage hasn't dropped off all that much to 2000

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=all+hollow%3Aeng_gb_2012%2Call+hollow%3Aeng_us_2012&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Call%20hollow%3Aeng_gb_2012%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Call%20hollow%3Aeng_us_2012%3B%2Cc0


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