[Sca-cooks] mysterious query

Gretchen Beck grm at andrew.cmu.edu
Wed Jan 24 10:23:39 PST 2007

Found a reference three years before 1812 (further down in the OED entry):

1809 L. HUNT in Examiner 10 Dec. 788/1 They might well have said, because 
Sir William Curtis was about to make *Parliament-gingerbread.

toodles, margaret

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