Date: Fri, 19 Jun 1998 10:36:15 -0700
From: Yongwei Gao <951208[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]FUDAN.EDU.CN>
Subject: meat-eater & qualifer

Dear all,

My questions today are:
1. Has anybody ever seen the use of "meat-eater" before/ Example:
But the stories from the 30th Precinct--and those told last year to an
investigative commission--are about a new breed of meat-eaters --police
officers who have become indistinguishable from the criminals they were
supposed to be catching. (5/19/94 WP A1)
2. Qualifier, so far as I know from all the dictionaries available,
means a person who qualifies. But I have collected several citations in
which it means a match (of course, a qualifying one). Has any new-word
dictionary recorded it? And I also find its abbreviated form
--"qualie". Example: And this is the world s seventy-ninth-best player,
one who has to play the Montreal qualies. (Esquire 7/96 p65)

Thanks for your help!

Yongwei Gao
Fudan University,
Shanghai, China