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at

prep. 1. [also Guy. (Rickford 1976:34) and US Black (Parsons 1917b:224); cf. OED at to obs.→ 1601] to: 1918 He came at the gate, started singing (Parsons 165). 1966 That blow he cut at me, and it knock me right here at this desk (Crowley 109). cf. TO at

2. [OED at of all towns, except the capital, in contrast to US in regardless] in (a small town): at Abraham Bay (Mayag.).

3. [OED at of small and distant islands] in, on (an island): 1888 at Inagua (Powles 270). (Black)

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Last update: 2011-12-29 15:17
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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