Date: Sat, 7 May 1994 10:50:00 EDT

From: "Dennis.Preston" 22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.EDU

Subject: Re: case knife

I continue to be delighted by folk etymologies, but, as with 'case quarter'

(-dime, -nickel), there is case knife on p. 553 of Vol. 1 of DARE (in both

senses, i.e., table knife and folding knife - etymologies, distributions,

everything you want to know.)Have some people failed to buy DARE? The biggest

big book bargain of the century (and probably the next)?

Dennis Preston


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