Date: Mon, 5 Feb 1996 12:04:43 -0400
From: Barnhart Barnhart[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HIGHLANDS.COM
Subject: Fwd: Re(2): The skinny on PROVE, thanks to my colleague Carl Berkhout
Perhaps _spitting image_ (See Barnhart Dictionary of Ety.) comes from the noun
_spit_ meaning "exact likeness." Such usage is noted from 1825 (OED, n #2,
def. 3) "the very spit of..." That suggests _spit 'n image_.
David K. Barnhart
Barnhart[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]Highlands.com