Date: Sat, 17 Feb 1996 23:24:27 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Risin' = boil (n.) A colleague of mine from Alabama recalls the term (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?