There are 5 messages totalling 99 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Case quarter (2) 2. Anymore... (3) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 5 May 1994 16:43:35 -0400 From: Cathy Ball Subject: Case quarter A colleague of mine has asked about the distribution and derivation of the expression 'a case quarter' - as in, Do you have a case quarter? Meaning, an actual quarter, as opposed to (say) two dimes and a nickel. I myself don't recall ever having heard it before - the only thing I could find in the OED that's even remotely plausible is 'case' with tobacco, meaning 'in good physical condition', or 'case' in 'case-shot', meaning 'shot, of the kind that comes in cases ... Any ideas? -- Cathy Ball (cball[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]