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Re: Eyesore

Posted by TheFallen on November 07, 2004

In Reply to: Eyesore posted by al on November 07, 2004

: where did the word eyesore originate in shakespeare's plays? I can't find it anywhere!

Did it originate in Shakespeare's plays? Admittedly after the sketchiest of searches, the earliest usages that I can find of this are mid to late 1800's - Robert Browning and Robert Louis Stevenson. I'm sure someone will come up with earlier, though.