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race (2)

[OED, a contest of speed] n. a contest (not necessarily of speed): 1918 Le's have a race! [i.e., a tug-of-war] (Parsons 74). (Black)

--v. [Prov. idem (Washabaugh 1974:164)] to compete: 1918 B'o' Pigeon an' B'o' Owl racin' for de queen daughter ... De king gave em a trial who could stay hongree de longes' (Parsons 97). (Black)

Tags: game, noun, verb

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Last update: 2011-06-04 17:54
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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