More handwriting

Another day, another handwriting query. This one has been written by G. M. Story, a note to Dr. Kirwin on the entry for jackatar. The indecipherable bit is in the third full line of text. If you think you can figure it out, please comment below or send us an email. The word-file below reads:

…”Bill:

Could you advise on anything you think

needs revision in this entry? We have

one [1851] quote [indecipherable]  DNE a little,

and a few 1980s quots to add.

But have you second thoughts on the

definition (eg. the Micmac indians mix),

..or etym?

G.”

Word-file for 'jackatar'. Reproduced by permission of the English Language Research Centre, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL.

Word-file for ‘jackatar’. Reproduced by permission of the English Language Research Centre, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL.

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2 Responses to More handwriting

  1. Jonathan R says:

    The word is ‘antedating’.

    • suzannepower says:

      Thank you, Jonathan. We had already solved this particular slip but I see you’ve solved a couple other mysteries for us! Thanks for reading and for your deciphering skills.

      Suzanne

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