Date: Tue, 2 Aug 1994 08:34:01 -0400

From: Ronald Butters amspeech[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ACPUB.DUKE.EDU

Subject: Queries: GAY; SEE WITH ONES HEELS

1. A colleague finds this in FS Fitzgerald`s TENDER IS THE NIGHT: "Dick

saw with his heels" meaning 'Dick saw from the corners of his eye'. My

colleague is trying to determine if Fitzgerald coined this expression.

Does anyone know of other appearances?

2. In his short story "I'm a Fool," Sherwood Anderson uses the term GAY to

mean 'rambunctious', 'belligerent', or just plain 'crazy'. My colleague

tells me that he thinks that Stephen Crane used it, but he can't find it

now; apparently it is not in MAGGIE. I cannot find it in any slang

dictionary that I have at my immediate disposal. Does anyone know this

usage--from literature, linguistics, lexicographical research, or life?