[PW] "Iiable" used as a noun in "The Univited"

Barbara & George Grenier grenier at earthlink.net
Mon Oct 17 10:21:26 PDT 2016


My pb copy, or now my daughter's  in San Jose, says    "and a stable 
opened on to the drive."

It's Bantam Book.
First printing Feb 1966, and this book was a  Dec 1969 printing

Barbara


At 02:24 PM 10/14/2016, you wrote:
>Bristol Library (Jeanne) wrote:
> > Patron brought in a reprint copy of Dorothy Mcardle's The Univited. On page
> > seven, the description of a place reads "a liable opened onto the drive."
> > The question is, what is a liable in this context?  Or is it a misprint?
> > We checked the OED (print) and didn't find any definition that seemed to
> > fit.  I also looked at a couple of slang and architectural dictionaries and
> > didn't see it.



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