Definitions starting with E

ID #1808

eat

[Car.; OED, "intr. with pass. force (chiefly with adj. or adv.): to have a certain consistency or flavour when eaten" → 1766 (obs?); US dial. South idem WSC] v. to be eaten: 1966 Rabby know all the butter done eat (Crowley 59). Soldier crab could eat (Ragged). (Black)

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Last update: 2010-09-18 18:58
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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