Date: Tue, 6 Jun 1995 20:00:17 -0500 From: Daniel S Goodman Subject: Re: ? Lupfer (railroad term.) (fwd) ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Tue, 06 Jun 1995 16:17:11 +0200 From:z_naess_p[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] To: stumpers-list[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CRF.CUIS.EDU Subject: Re: ? Lupfer (railroad term.) Can anyone tell me, what is a "lupfer"? In a text concerning the building of a Canadian railway, the words "lupfer's camp" occur. I've checked Webster, American Heritage, Mencken, Stuart Berg Flexner, and Mitford Mathews "Dictionary of Americanisms," but to no avail. Perhaps Dictionary of Regional American English could have it (anybody have it?). Sincerely, Petter Naess U.S. Reference Center Drammensvn.18 0244 Oslo phone 47-22448550 fax 47-22440436 internet: REFCENT.USIS[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GMAIL.GAR.NO or Z_NAESS_P[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]KARI.UIO.NO