Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Today's OED antedating: "to double-check"

To double-check, to reexamine ("double," a., sec 3, first use cited 1958): Column titled "General Moseley," by Heywood Broun, New York World-Telegram, May 22, 1939, collected in Collected Edition of Heywood Broun, 1941, no. 163, p 493: "Certainly no charge hurled at any man by the Dies Committee should be accepted in whole or substantial part without check and double-check."