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Adam’s housecat n

Also Adam’s cat, ~ housechiefly South Atlantic, Gulf StatesSee Map

=Adam’s off-ox 1.

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  • 1908 DN 3.285 eAL, wGA, Adam’s (house-)cat. . . “He wouldn’t know me from Adam’s house-cat.”
  • 1965–70 DARE
    Qu. II26, . . “I wouldn’t know him from _____.”
    83 Infs, chiefly S Atl, Gulf States, Adam’s housecat; LA25, OH90, VA69, 71, Adam’s cat; AL10, Adam’s house. [Of all Infs responding to the question, 26% had less than hs educ; of those giving these responses, 56% had less than hs educ.]
Adam’s housecat + varr (Qu. II26)