Date: Sat, 17 Feb 1996 23:24:27 -0700
From: Rudy Troike RTROIKE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU
Subject: Risin' = boil (n.)
A colleague of mine from Alabama recalls the term risin' (presumably
"a rising" as the general term for "a boil" on the skin. The OED records it
with cites from 1593-1847, but labels it "now dial." Once again my M-W 10th
Collegiate fails me on this. Does anybody else have any records on it?